Veteran actor Brian Dennehy has died at age 81.
Law enforcement officials told TMZ he died from natural causes in Connecticut and there will be no autopsy.
“It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father Brian passed away last night from natural causes, not COVID-related,” his daughter Elizabeth Dennehy tweeted on Thursday. “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 Golden Globe and Tony award winner’s career spanned 50 years over the stage and screen. He is most well known for playing Jake Dunham on “Dynasty,” which he joined in 1981.
Dennehy’s most noteworthy movie appearance was as Big Tom Callahan in 1995’s “Tommy Boy,” starring Chris Farley.
Dennehy is survived by his wife and five children.
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