Breaking news just in that actor, Brian Dennehy, has passed away aged eighty-one.
The star was known for films like First Blood, Cocoon, and Tommy Boy.
Now, the actor's cause of death has been confirmed by his close family.
Although, he didn't break into the industry until he was nearly forty...
via: Getty ImagesHe was nearly forty-years-old by the time he came onto the television and motion pictures scene.
His best known roles include features in...
Dennehy also showed his acting prowess on the big screen.
It was only up from there.
via: Getty ImagesDuring the busiest time of his career during the '80s and early '90s, his work included the likes of Gorky Park (1983), Silverado (1985), Cocoon (1985), F/X(1986), Legal Eagles (1986), and Presumed Innocent (1990).
He's got an impressive catalog behind him.
via: imdbAnd firmly cemented himself as a box office legend.
He remained a well-known face of cinema to this day.
via: imdbHis later movies include the animated favorite Ratatouille (2007) and the police drama Righteous Kill (2008).
And of course...
via: Getty ImagesHe was also a huge player in the theater scene.
He has acted in a number of theater productions...
via: Getty ImagesIncluding the likes of Rat in the Skull (1985), Galileo (1986), The Cherry Orchard (1988), The Iceman Cometh (1990–91), Translations (1995), and A Touch of the Poet (1996).
James Woods was one fo the first to pay tribute to his friend."I’ve never laughed so hard as we did every day on the set or off. For a big 'tough guy,' he was a sweetheart."
He touched the lives of many.
@RealJamesWoods We were saddened to hear of #BrianDennehy's passing. To say we loved him as an actor is an underst… https://t.co/J4BE5iINR1— Kenna E 🦅🇺🇲❤ (@Kenna E 🦅🇺🇲❤)1587061141.0
Fans are heartbroken by the news.Such a loss to the acting world.
Many hailed him as their "favorite actor."
Wow! Brian Dennehy was one of my very very favorite actors - he and Brian Dennehy had to be the best "character" a… https://t.co/I5HAqlQiqh— Barb Juarez BarbJ48@Parler (@Barb Juarez BarbJ48@Parler)1587061344.0
@RealJamesWoods He was iconic and the best quality an actor can have, imo; he was the anti-Hollywood. #RIPBrian— Reinaldo Torrales (@Reinaldo Torrales)1587060205.0
Tributes have well and truly been flooding from all over the world.
@RealJamesWoods I met him twice over the last 20 years and he was very much a gentleman and funny! I met him in New… https://t.co/s5IXqnzf6Z— Epublius (@Epublius)1587061020.0
"Such a loss to the acting world.""Oh no!!! He was a wonderful actor!! Prayers to his family and friends #RIPBrian."
"One of my favorites.""He was always one of my favorites. #RIPBrian."
"He was an excellent actor who did all the heavy lifting in every scene he appeared in."
@Variety Very sad. This guy always elevated the material and made things more memorable.— Chad Opitz (@Chad Opitz)1587058583.0