James Caan is one of the most legendary actors in the history of Hollywood. Caan was best known for his role as Sonny Corleone in “The Godfather.” Sadly, James recently passed away at the age of 82.
According to a post on his Twitter account, James Caan died on the evening of July 6. A message from his family noted that they appreciated the outpouring of love and condolences from fans. It is a sad day for movie lovers the world over.
“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6.
The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
James Caan starred in several major hit films over the years in addition to his work on The Godfather. He had major roles in “Brian’s Song,” “Misery,” “Bottle Rocket,” and even contemporary movies like “Elf.”
Caan’s career began in the 1960s and he continued working well into the 2020s. He was also a prolific television actor, appearing on “The Simpsons,” “Get Smart,” “Hawaii Five-O,” and many others. His body of work will forever be remembered. Everyone at Thirsty sends our condolences to James Caan’s family, friends, co-stars, and fans in this difficult time.