James Caan: His “The Godfather” colleagues say goodbye

James Caan
His “The Godfather” colleagues say goodbye

James Caan has died at the age of 82.

James Caan has died at the age of 82.

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After James Caan’s death, his “The Godfather” colleagues speak out. Robert De Niro and Al Pacino say goodbye.

US actor and “The Godfather” star James Caan has died at the age of 82. Numerous colleagues, especially his co-stars from the legendary mafia epic, are now expressing their grief and condoling to the family.

Oscar winner Al Pacino (82) said in a statement obtained by People magazine: “Jimmy was my fictional brother and my lifelong friend. It’s hard to believe that he won’t be around anymore because he’s like this was alive and bold.” Caan was a “great actor, a brilliant director” and his “dear friend”: “I loved him and will miss him.

Robert De Niro and Francis Ford Coppola also get in touch

Robert De Niro (78) also spoke up. He was very sad since he heard about the death of his colleague. Actress Talia Shire, 76, said: “James was a good man, a kind man, a family man and an extremely gifted man whose great talent will always be loved and remembered.” Her thoughts are with his family, whom he treasured so much.

The “The Godfather” director Francis Ford Coppola (83) has already commented on Caan’s death. His former protégé is “someone who has been in my life longer and more closely than any other film character I have ever known”. Caan’s films and roles would never be forgotten: “He will always be my old friend from Sunnyside, my collaborator and one of the funniest people I’ve ever known.”

Family confirmed James Caan’s death

On the official Twitter account Meanwhile, the family confirmed the death of James Caan. “It is with great sadness that we inform you that Jimmy passed away on the evening of July 6th,” it says, among other things. The family did not disclose a cause of death.