It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6.— James Caan (@James_Caan) July 7, 2022
The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.
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Hollywood star James Caan, who is popularly known for playing the criminal Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, has passed away. The unfortunate incident occurred on Wednesday night at the age of 82, according to a statement on Twitter from his family.
The news was shared by James Caan's family on his official Twitter account. The actor passed away without a known cause of death, although considering his old age, natural causes can be ruled out as a possible reason for his death. While no official reason has been reported, fans and followers are waiting for further announcements.
“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6. The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. End of tweet,” said the statement, which was posted on Caan’s official Twitter account.
Caan did lead a quite adventurous and difficult life over the years, particularly in the 1980s. One of the worst things he had to go through was losing his sister in 1981, but acting ultimately saved his life.
According to Marca, James Caan's battle with depression was brought on by the early 1980s death of his sister; the two were very close. In actuality, Caan had a dreadful decade, which included a battle with cocaine addiction that lasted for about 4 years.
Apart from The Godfather, Caan also starred in other notable parts in the film like 1990’s Misery and Dick Tracy or 2003’s Elf. However, his career was defined by his performance as Vitto Corleone's brother and Michael Corleone's son.
Interestingly, James Caan even received nominations for both the Academy Award and the Golden Globe.
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