The legendary actor died on Wednesday at the age of 82
It was a sad day for Hollywood and fans worldwide as the legendary actor James Caan passed away. He was 82. The legendary actor is best-known for his work in The Godfather, Elf, and Misery. After his passing, many of his longtime friends and co-stars have been paying tribute.
Tributes For James Caan
One of the first celebrities to pay their respects to James Caan was Al Pacino, who starred as his younger brother in The Godfather. In a statement to EW, Pacino called him his fictional brother and lifelong friend. He added that it is hard to believe that he’s not in the world as he was daring and full of life. Pacino called him a brilliant director, great actor, and a dear friend, and said he will miss him.
Francis Ford Coppola, Godfather‘s director also paid his respects. He was all set to reunite with James Caan for his upcoming film Megapolis. Coppola said that ‘Jimmy’ was someone who had been part of all the milestones in his life, and the roles he had played will never be forgotten.
Other stars included Robert De Niro, Kathy Bates, and Barbara Streisand, who had all starred alongside Caan at some point, along with a slew of actors and directors who spoke kindly on him.
News of James Caan passing away was shared by manager on Thursday, to AFP. The news was later shared by his publicist, but none of them revealed the cause of death. His family took to Twitter to confirm the news, and ended it with “End of tweet,” something Caan has always done.