James Caan’s cause of death confirmed
Actor James Caan has died of a heart attack and coronary artery disease, the Los Angeles County medical examiner confirmed Saturday, according to Deadline.
Caan, best known for his Oscar-nominated role as Sonny Corleone in 1972’s “The Godfather,” died July 6 at age 82. Misery” and “Elf” from 2003.
Caan’s death was confirmed “with great sadness” by his family on July 7 Twitter.
In a statement to The Times, Caan’s publicist said his “family appreciates the outpouring of condolences from their friends and fans around the world, and respectfully request confidentiality at this time of great grief. No further details will be released for the moment. “
Shortly after his death, Caan was remembered by his ‘Godfather’ co-stars and director Francis Ford Coppola, who called his collaborator ‘one of the funniest people’ he had ever known. .
“Jimmy was someone who came through my life longer and closer than any movie character I’ve ever known,” Coppola said in a statement. “Since those times working together on ‘The Rain People’ and through all stages of my life, his films and the many great roles he played will never be forgotten.”
“Jimmy was my fictional brother and lifelong friend,” said Al Pacino, who played Michael Corleone in the “Godfather” movies. “It’s hard to believe he will be gone because he was so lively and bold. A great actor, brilliant director and my dear friend. I loved him, I will miss him.