James Caan: The Godfather and Rollerball star dies at 82

It was the manager who announced the sad news on social networks. James Caan died on the evening of Wednesday July 6.

James Caan died on Wednesday July 6, four years after the interpreter of “Mamma Corleone”. The actor’s manager took to the octogenarian’s Twitter profile to announce the sad news: “It is with great sadness that we inform you of Jimmy’s passing on the evening of July 6th.”Can we read on the tweet which acts as a press release. “The family appreciates the expressions of love and condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”he finished.

It was in 1972 that James Caan’s career took off. The actor, originally from a German-Jewish family in the Bronx, played the role of Sonny Corleone in The Godfather. The film was a real career booster for the actor, who was married four times and dad five times.

Thanks to the Godfather, James Caan had seen himself Oscar nominee for Best Supporting Actoras well as at the Golden Globes for the same qualification.

James Caan: “I discovered the perverse pleasures of comedy”

Born in 1940, James Caan comes from a wholesaler father in the meat market. His passion for physical activity would have been part of the occupations that saved him from a life of thug he was getting dangerously close to: “I became an actor after having tried everything else, basketball, football, street fighting, lifeguard on the beaches, sports director in a summer camp… That’s where I discovered the pleasures pervert of comedy”, he had declared in the columns of the World in 1998.

James Caan leaves behind five children : Tara, born in 1964 from his first marriage to actress Dee Jay Mathis, Scott, born in 1976 from his marriage to Sheila Ryan, Alexandre James, born in 1991 from his civil union with Ingrid Hajek, as well as James Arthur and Jacob Nicholas born in 1995 and 1998 from his last marriage to Linka Stoke.