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'Cocoon' and 'The Firm' actor Wilford Brimley has died

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Wilford Brimley, best known for starring in the movies Cocoon and The Firm, has died aged 85.

His death was confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by his manager Lynda Bensky, who said the actor died on Saturday morning (August 1) in Utah.

Brimley had been on dialysis and had other medical issues and was in the intensive care unit in St. George, Utah ahead of his death.

“Wilford Brimley was a man you could trust,” Bensky said in a statement. “He said what he meant and he meant what he said. He had a tough exterior and a tender heart. I’m sad that I will no longer get to hear my friend’s wonderful stories. He was one of a kind.”

His talent agent Dominic Mancini also shared a statement, writing: “He was a wonderful man, a joy to be around, and his dry sense of humour and iconic voice left an ever lasting impression on every person he met. I was lucky to call him a friend. To know Wilford, was to love Wilford. He had an amazing career, and sliced through the screen with his dry wit, stoic stature, and powerful conveyance. His unique blend of unexpected comedy and indelible storytelling will always remain unmatched.”

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