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Dynasty Actor Brian Dennehy Dead At 81

Brian Dennehy during the Broadway opening night performance of ‘Love Letters’ at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Sept. 18, 2014 in New York City.

Brian Dennehy, the veteran actor whose career spanned 5 decades on the stage and screen has died at the age of 81.

Dennehy died Wednesday night in Connecticut, he passed of natural causes and there will not be an official autopsy according to reports by TMZ.


Brian’s daughter, Elizabeth took to social media to post about his death. In her words:

It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian passed away last night from natural causes, not Covid-related. Larger than life, generous to a fault, a proud and devoted father and grandfather, he will be missed by his wife Jennifer, family and many friends.

The actor is a bag of talent. He voiced the character Django in “Ratatouille” and appeared on the hit show, “The Blacklist.”

All in all, he has nearly 200 film and television credits to his name. He won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in 2001 for the TV movie, “Death of a Salesman.”

Dennehy was also an accomplished theater actor, winning 2 Tony Awards for Best Actor. His first for “Death of a Salesman” a couple of years before his TV role, and the second for “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” in 2003.

Dennehy is survived by his wife and 5 children.

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