The Los Angeles County Coroner has disclosed James Caan’s cause of death. James Caan was a screen icon thanks to his outstanding performances in The Godfather, Elf, and Misery.
According to the county report, the 82-year-old Caan passed away earlier this month as a result of a heart attack and coronary artery disease.
On the actor’s official Twitter account, his family made the announcement of his passing earlier in July. The tweet states, “It is with great sadness that we inform you of Jimmy’s passing on the evening of July 6.”
James Caan nominated for many awards
The actor was a well-known figure who was nominated for four Golden Globes, one Oscar, and one Emmy but never took home any of those prizes despite having a sizable fan base. He practised Karate and had earned the rank of 6 Dan. The actor had five children and four marriages in his personal life.
James Caan’s brother in the movies and co-star with him in “The Godfather” Al Pacino only had positive things to say about him. He said that James was his “fictional brother”. And a longtime friend who he loved very much and who he would miss very much.
Caan gained notoriety in the early 1970s after ten years in the industry thanks to back-to-back iconic roles. Along with Billy Dee Williams, who played fellow Chicago Bears running back Gale Sayers. He received an Emmy nomination for his role as cancer-stricken running back Brian Piccolo in the ABC Brian’s Song.
In Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather, Caan played Sonny Corleone. The elder son of Don Corleone (Marlon Brando), who is hot-temper and vengeful. The movie based on Mario Puzo’s best-selling book . He won the Best Picture Oscar and is regard as one of the all-time great films.
In a recent conversation , Caan talked about the legendary impact of the 1972 film “The Godfather,” saying that “one of the things that made ‘The Godfather’ successful, aside from brilliant directing and writing and wonderful actors was that everyone really enjoyed making it, and that comes off on the screen and I think the audience can tell that we were having a good time doing what we were doing up there.”