‘The Godfather’ star, James Caan dies at 82

James Caan, the Hollywood actor best known as “The Godfather’s” hothead Sonny Corleone, has died.

His death was confirmed by his family in a statement posted on his verified Twitter account.

“It is with great sadness that we inform you of Jimmy’s passing on the evening of July 6,” said part of the statement.

“The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

The cause of his death, however, was not disclosed by his family.

Some of his colleagues took to Twitter to express their condolences.

On his Twitter page, Adam Sandler, who worked with him in “Bulletproof” and “That’s My Boy,” wrote, “Loved him very much.” I’ve always wished to be like him. I’m so glad I met him.

“Never ever stopped laughing when I was around that man. His movies were the best of the best.”

The American actor was Oscar-nominated in 1973 for his performance as Sonny Corleon of ‘The Godfather’.

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