Oscar winner George Kennedy has passed away at the age of 91.
The New York native had been receiving hospice care for the past month and passed away early on Sunday in Boise, Idaho. His grandson, Cory Shenkel, reveals Kennedy had been battling ill health since losing his wife, Joan, in 2014.
Kennedy was an American actor who has appeared in more than two hundred film and television productions. His wide variety of roles include “Dragline” in Cool Hand Luke, for which he won an Academy Award; as Joe Patroni in all four of the 1970s Airport disaster films; as Police Captain Ed Hocken in the Naked Gun series of comedy films; and as corrupt oil tycoon Carter McKay on the original Dallas television series.
Rest in peace Mr. Kennedy.