Legendary actor Jeff Bridges has just tragically announced he's battling cancer.
Here's what we know so far...
We all know and love Jeff Bridges for his career as an iconic Hollywood actor.
via: GettyHailing directly from Los Angeles, Bridges came from a family of actors so this career path was low-key destined from a very young age.
At the age of seventeen, Bridges toured with his father in a stage production of Anniversary Waltz...
via: GettyAnd it was around this time when he moved to New York City where he studied acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio.
Aside from the occasional screen appearances as a small child, Bridges' first adult role came in 1969.
via: GettyHe landed the role of Cal Baker, a Jobs Corps crew member in the TV series Lassie.
In 1971, he played the lead role of Mike in the TV movie In Search of America.
via: IMDBHis first major role came in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show, for which he garnered a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Bridges soon started earning a name for himself in the 1970's Hollywood.
via: IMDBHe went on to star in movies such as Fat City (1972), The Last American Hero (1973), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), and King Kong (1976).
The 1980s rocketed Bridges to even more fame.
via: IMDBThe actor starred in movies such as Starman (1984), Jagged Edge, and Against All Odds. (1985).
But the role Bridges is perhaps most acclaimed for was as "The Dude" in the 1998 movie The Big Lebowski...
via: IMDBAnd this iconic role remains to be Bridges' most famous to this very day.
Alongside being a talented actor, Bridges also dabbled in music.
The actor also has a huge fan base worldwide...
via: GettyAnd he has been married to his wife, Susan, since 1977 with whom he shares 3 children and 1 grandchild.
But in more recent times...
via: GettyBridges has faced some hardship.
The actor took to Twitter today to announce some terrible news...
via: GettyAnd although fans have been left feeling extremely worried, so many messages of well wishes and encouragement have come flooding in for Bridges.
@TheJeffBridges You’re a fighter. You can beat this.— George Takei (@George Takei)1603154121.0
@TheJeffBridges god speed Sir. Have watched you and your amazing family back to Sea Hunt days.— Peoples President Tony Bruno (@Peoples President Tony Bruno)1603158471.0
@TheJeffBridges I’m sure one of the only things we could ALL agree on as a planet is that we ALL wish you well Jeff… https://t.co/pf1JATY3iz— Sean Maguire (@Sean Maguire)1603152698.0
@TheJeffBridges Oh my. Man. My prayers are with you my friend. Sending love and a big hug. xo— Rosie Perez (@Rosie Perez)1603152250.0
@TheJeffBridges I have bonded with people over your role as the Dude and made lifelong friendships as a result. I w… https://t.co/28S2VIX2ZJ— Waubgeshig Rice (@Waubgeshig Rice)1603162166.0
@TheJeffBridges Sending good vibes from me and my dog JeffBridges, who is named in honour of your dudeness. https://t.co/lR30KLI4ND— Courtney Theriault (@Courtney Theriault)1603154576.0
@TheJeffBridges Dude, sending you the very best and most fervent good thoughts for your treatment and recovery. You… https://t.co/Fd63X3PIqr— Barbara Crampton (@Barbara Crampton)1603163455.0
@TheJeffBridges Love and strength to you, Jeff. You make the world a better place. It owes you. Thanks for bein… https://t.co/L45OxDHIUm— Janet Maslin (@Janet Maslin)1603158471.0
@TheJeffBridges Put up the good fight man! Love your body of work, rooting for you out here in the bay area Jeff. L… https://t.co/06b8bqosoo— 𝕆𝕒𝕜𝕝𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕙𝕠𝕠𝕝𝕚𝕘𝕒𝕟 (@𝕆𝕒𝕜𝕝𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕙𝕠𝕠𝕝𝕚𝕘𝕒𝕟)1603159192.0
@TheJeffBridges I remember meeting you in SB last year and wish you nothing but the best my guy https://t.co/Pr0aoaquZX— Philip Germain (@Philip Germain)1603156549.0
Bridges has been diagnosed with Lymphoma.
"Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good," he explained.
As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light. I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Although it is a serious… https://t.co/XbYjuaMwtU— Jeff Bridges (@Jeff Bridges)1603152015.0
We wish Bridges a quick recovery from this terrible disease.
via: GettyMake sure to stay posted for upcoming updates.