James Caan, Sonny in The Godfather saga, dies at age 82

James Caan

Actor James Caan, best known for playing Sonny Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather film saga, died on Wednesday night at the age of 82 The news was released by the family in a Twitter message published Thursday in which they «with great sadness» announced the death of Caan, who earned an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor for his role in the first installment of the Godfather saga.

«The family appreciates the outpouring of love and sincere condolences and asks that his privacy continue to be respected during this difficult time,» closes the brief statement posted on the actor’s own profile, whose filmography includes other films such as Misery, or The Other Side of Crime.

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