Brian Dennehy is no more between us and the entire industry has been grieving. Many celebrities paid tribute to the late actor.
Sylvester Stallone shared a picture of Brian Dennehy on Instagram and wrote the caption, “The great actor Brian Dennehy has passed away. He simply was a brilliant performer… He also was a Vietnam vet that helped me very much building the character of RAMBO. The world has lost a great artist. #FirstBlood”
Stallone & Dennehy worked together in the film “First Blood” in 1982. In the film, Stallone played John Rambo while Dennehy starred as Sherriff Will Teasle.
His co-star & other people paid tribute to him on Social media. James Woods had worked with Dennehy in the Film “Split Image” & “Best Seller” & he wrote on social media, “I’m just devastated to hear we lost my beloved friend and colleague, Brian Dennehy. We were partners on two of my favorite films, Split Image, & Best Seller. I have never laughed so hard as we did every day on the set or off. For a big ‘tough guy,’ He was a sweetheart. RIP Brian”
I’m just devastated to hear we lost my beloved friend and colleague, #BrianDennehy. We were partners on two of my favorite films, Split Image and Best Seller. I’ve never laughed so hard as we did every day on the set or off. For a big “tough guy,” he was a sweetheart. #RIPBrian pic.twitter.com/EjsxMvqlxw
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 16, 2020
Mia Farrow has acted with Dennehy in Love Letters, wrote, “Just devastated to learn that the magnificent Brian Dennehy has died. There is no one I enjoyed working with more.”
“And there are few friends as valued in my life. I took this photo backstage when we were in Love Letters. He loved my pup, Bowie,” She wrote.
Just devastated to learn that the magnificent Brian Dennehy has died. They is no one i enjoyed working with more. And there are few friends as valued in my life. I took this photo backstage when we were in Love Letters. He loved my pup Bowie. pic.twitter.com/s55Cc37lFy
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) April 16, 2020
Russell also acted with Dennehy in the movie “The Next Three Days”, he wrote, “Brian Dennehy has passed. He was a fine actor. He was a good company. It was a privilege to work with him. Condolences to his loved ones.”
Dennehy was born on 9 July 1938 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the U.S. he started his career in acting in late 1970 with the roles on TV shows & TV movies. He became a recognized face after acted in “First Blood.”
Dennehy was an accomplished theatre actor & he won two Tony Awards for his performance in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” for his role as Willy Loman in the 1999 revival of “Death of a Salesman.” He died on 15 April from natural causes.