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‘The Godfather’ star, James Caan, dies at 82

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“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6,” a statement from Caan’s family read via Twitter on Thursday, July 7. “The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

Numerous news outlets have reported his death such as Bloomberg. Ahead of his death, Caan reflected on his career and was still looking for more acting opportunities. “I want to do some really good character stuff,” he told The Independent in January 2021. “Henry Fonda always said he wanted to do a good picture before he passed away. He was never satisfied. I mean, I thought he did a couple of great pictures, you know? But now I get what he meant. I really want to work.”

The New York native added: “I taught an acting class for a couple of years here, which was fun and rewarding, but it’s not as much fun as doing it. I just want the opportunity, while I’m still walking, to do something that will have you calling me and saying, ‘Jimmy, that was really good.’ If you know any directors, tell ’em I’m ready.”

James Caan, the Academy Award-nominated star best known for his role as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather.