Legendary ‘Godfather’ Actor James Caan Dead at 82


July 07, 2022

By: Ali Pelura

Just a little over an hour ago, a message was posted to James Caan’s official Twitter page with the news that the famous actor had passed away Wednesday evening. 

"It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6. The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.

The post included that “the family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

The Oscar-nominated actor was 82 years old. A cause of death has not been released. 

Caan was born March 26, 1940, in the Bronx and was one of three children of German-Jewish immigrants. 

He went on to become a successful actor, most famously starring in movies such as “The Godfather,” “Elf” and “Misery.”

Caan is survived by his five adult children.