‘Godfather’ actor James Cann dies at 82 – NBC Chicago


Veteran actor James Caan, known for his badass roles in films including ‘The Godfather’, died Wednesday at the age of 82.

Caan’s family announced his passing on their Twitter account.

“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6,” according to a family statement posted on Twitter.

“The family appreciates the outpouring of love and sincere condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

Caan rose to fame in Hollywood for his role as Sonny Corleone in the 1972 classic “The Godfather.”

During his long Hollywood career, which began in the 1960s, Caan was nominated for several prestigious awards, including four Golden Globes, an Emmy and an Oscar.

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Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Caan and John Cazale publicity portrait for ‘The Godfather’ in 1972.
Photo by Paramount/Getty Images

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