Actor Brian Dennehy dies at 81
He died from natural causes.
Actor Brian Dennehy, best known for his roles in Tommy Boy and First Blood, has died aged 81.
Dennehy was also a celebrated stage actor, winning two Tony awards for Death of a Salesman in 1999 and Long Day’s Journey Into Night in 2003.
Dennehy also won a Golden Globe for the television miniseries of Death of a Salesman.
Dennehy's daughter, Elizabeth Dennehy, tweeted the news on Thursday, saying her father passed away "last night from natural causes".
"It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian, passed away last night from natural causes, not Covid-related.
"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".