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Entertainment Wilford Brimley dies aged 85

11:41  02 august  2020
11:41  02 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Los Angeles (AP) -- Wilford Brimley , who worked his way up from stunt performer to star of film such as “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died . The mustached Brimley was a familiar face for a number of roles, often playing gruff characters like his grizzled baseball manager in “The Natural.”

Wilford Brimley , a portly actor with a walrus mustache who found his niche playing cantankerous coots in “Absence of Malice,” “The Natural,” “Cocoon” and other films, died on Saturday at age 85 . Mr. Brimley had been sick for two months with a kidney ailment, said his agent, Lynda Bensky.

Wilford Brimley wearing a hat © Bang Showbiz Wilford Brimley

Wilford Brimley has died at the age of 85.

The actor - who starred in films such as 'Cocoon', 'The China Syndrome', 'The Thing', and 'The Natural' - died at his home in Utah on Saturday morning (01.08.20).

Lynda Bensky, Brimley's manager, told 'Entertainment Tonight': "Wilford Brimley was a man you could trust. He said what he meant and he meant what he said. He had a gruff exterior and a tender heart."

The film star had recently been in an intensive care unit wing of a hospital on dialysis, and had been very sick in the days before his death.

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Wilford Brimley , who had a storied career on TV and was once the face of Quaker Oats for years, has died at 85 . According to TMZ, Brimley passed This news also comes following another TV legend and iconic host, Regis Philbin, who passed away at the age of 88. Brimley is survived by his wife

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Lynda described Brimley as "one of a kind".

She said: "I'm sad that I will no longer get to hear my friend's wonderful stories. He was one of a kind."

During his career, the actor became a spokesperson for diabetes education after learning he had the disease in the late 70s.

He subsequently became the face of TV adverts for the Quaker Oats brand, as he encouraged viewers to eat the cereal because "it's the right thing to do".

Since his death was announced, a number of his celebrity friends have taken to social media to pay tribute to the late actor.

Stephen Colbert, the host of 'The Late Show', wrote on Twitter: "RIP Wilford Brimley - so many great performances, but I'll never forget seeing him sing this surprisingly tender "It's Not Easy Being Green" (sic)"

Betty Buckley, the Tony-winning actress, also paid tribute to the actor.

She wrote on the micro-blogging platform: "So sad to read this. I loved Wilford Brimley. It was a gift to get to work with him in the film " Tender Mercies." Great actor! #RIP Wilford. (sic)"

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