Actor James Caan dead at age 82

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Actor James Caan, best known for his roles in films like The Godfather and Misery, has diedĀ  He was 82.

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Caan was known as a movie “tough guy” by many. Many of his younger fans were first introduced to him on the big screen opposite Will Ferrell in the 2003 Christmas film, Elf.

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Though the Disney credits on his resume are few, Caan did play the role of Spuds Spaldoni in Dick Tracy (1990).

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James Caan’s family made the announcement about his death via his Twitter account.

“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. End of tweet.”

Over the past several years, James Caan had become active on Twitter, posting photos of himself and friends from classic films in which he’s played roles. At the end of every tweet, Caan always ended with “End of tweet.” Therefore, Thursday morning’s tweet on behalf of Caan’s family ended with the same.

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In May 1990, Disney World debuted a stage show based on the Dick Tracy film. “Dick Tracy Starring in Diamond Double-Cross” opened at Theater of the Stars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (then known as Disney’s MGM Studios). One month later, the same show debuted at Disneyland’s Videopolis. Disneyland’s version of the show closed on December 31, 1990, and the Disney World version closed in February 1991.

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