Brimley died Saturday whereas hospitalized in St. George, Utah, his supervisor Lynda Bensky informed Source. He’d been on the ICU, the place he was getting therapy for medical issues and was on dialysis.
“Wilford Brimley was a man you could trust. He said what he meant and he meant what he said,” Bensky stated. “He had a tough exterior and a tender heart. I’m sad that I will no longer get to hear my friend’s wonderful stories. He was one of a kind.”
His film credit date to the 1970s and embrace “Cocoon,” “The Natural” and “The Thing.” He additionally starred in a number of tv reveals, together with NBC’s “Our House” as a gruff widower who asks his daughter-in-law and her youngsters to stay with him.
“RIP Wilford Brimley — so many great performances, but I’ll never forget seeing him sing this surprisingly tender ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green,'” Stephen Colbert stated.
Brimley is survived by his spouse, Beverly, and three sons.