LOS ANGELES ( Associated Press) – Several colleagues of James Caan on Thursday reacted to the death of the “The Godfather” and “Egyptian” actor, who died a day earlier at the age of 82.
“Jimmy was my imaginary brother and lifelong friend. It’s hard to believe that he would no longer be in the world because he was so alive and courageous. A great actor, brilliant director and my dear friend. I am going to miss him” – Al Pacino, who co-starred in 1972’s “The Godfather” in a statement.
“I am deeply saddened by the news of Jimmy’s passing” – Robert De Niro, who starred in “The Godfather: Part II” in 1974, in a statement.
“Comrades and friends till the end. RIP Jimmy” – Billy Dee Williams, who starred alongside Cannes in the 1971 made-for-TV football film “Bryan’s Song” on Twitter.
“I loved him so much. I always wanted to be like him. I am so happy to have met him. He never stopped laughing when he was around that man. His movies were the best of the best”- Adam Sandler, on Twitter.
“I’m so sorry for Jimmy. He was so talented.” —Barbra Streisand, who starred alongside Cannes in 1975’s “Funny Lady” on Twitter.
“I was lucky, after having admired his work for a lifetime, to be able to work with him and I loved him even more as a person. Funny, warm, self-deprecating and effortless Talented. They say never meet your heroes, but they proved it terribly wrong.” —Andy Richter, who appeared on Twitter with Cannes in the 2003 film “Elf”.
“Heartbroken for his family and friends. It was great meeting him and calling him a friend. Jimmy was very supportive of my work with the Gary Sinise Foundation and our veterans. we will miss you. Thanks, mate” – Gary Sinise, on Twitter.
“Always a fun guy to be with. He always supported my career. He even made a cameo appearance in my TV special and asked Robert Duvall to appear in it. A high point in my career. God bless James Cain” —Jon Lovitz, on Twitter.
“I will always remember him not only as a brilliant actor, but also as a man of humor and warmth, who played with my one-year-old son on set” – Jill Hennessy, who appeared in the television series “Las Vegas” Cannes”, on Twitter.
“So sad for Jimmy Kahn. He was a legend. He was always kind to me. I send my love to his family.” — Maria Shriver, on Twitter.
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