Accomplished Actor Brian Dennehy Dead at 81
Posted On April 16, 2020
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Brian Dennehy: Larger Than Life
Highly accomplished actor Brian Dennehy has died at his home of natural causes, per a statement from his family. From The Hollywood Reporter: “‘It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian passed away last night from natural causes, not Covid-related,’ his daughter Elizabeth wrote on Twitter. ‘Larger than life, generous to a fault, a proud and devoted father and grandfather, he will be missed by his wife Jennifer, family and many friends.’”
The emmy winning actor has a career spanning decades and includes such hits as Kojak and M*A*S*H* in the 70’s, and a recurring role on Dallas in the 80’s. Sylvester Stallone recruited him in 1981 for the first in his hit series RAMBO, and since then he has become a household name. From TMZ: “He’d go on to star in several films in the ’80s and ’90s, including ‘Silverado,’ ‘Cocoon,’ ‘The Belly of an Architect,’ ‘Best Seller,’ ‘Presumed Innocent’ and ‘Romeo + Juliet.’”
Not COVID 19 Related
Brian Dennehy has guest starred recently in shows such as the hit “Blacklist” and even voiced the character Django for Disney’s “Ratatouille.” He has had a stellar career on the theater stage as well. Also from TMZ: “Dennehy was also an accomplished theater actor, winning 2 Tony Awards for Best Actor … his first for ‘Death of a Salesman’ a couple years before his TV role, and the second for ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ in 2003.”
Brian Dennehy is survived by his wife and five children. His daughter made certain to include the fact the actor did not die of COVID 19, as is apparently necessary these days, with Dr. Deborah Birx stating deaths involving COVID 19 are recorded in the death toll despite whether or not the victim truly died of COVID 19. Thank you, Mr. Dennehy, for your entertaining and magnetic personality and career. May your memory be a blessing.
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