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James Caan, the legendary actor best known for playing Sonny Corleone in 1972’s The Godfather, Brian Piccolo in the 1971 made-for-TV movie Brian’s Song and other classic roles like Buddy’s Dad on “Elf”, has died. He was 82.

Caan’s death was confirmed via his official Twitter and even included his customary sign-off of “End of Tweet.” The tweet stated, “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”


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