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'Godfather' Star James Caan Dead At 82

It was reported on Thursday that legendary Hollywood actor James Caan, known best for his roles in iconic films like The Godfather and Misery, passed away on July 6th, as reported by TMZ.

The actor, who has been a Hollywood mainstay since the '60s, was 82 years old.

Fans have taken to social media to remember the acting icon, whose work will live on in cinematic history.

Born in New York City in March 1940, James rose to international stardom with his now-legendary role of Sonny Corleone in the 1972 cult-classic film "The Godfather."

His critically acclaimed performance earned him an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination.

After that, James' career took off.

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His other notable films include Brian’s Song, Cinderella Liberty, The Gambler, Rollerball, A Bridge Too Far, Comes a Horseman, Thief, and Misery. As for the younger fans, they'd recognize James from the 2003 Christmas hit Elf.

On Thursday, James' official Twitter account announced that the legendary actor had passed away on Wednesday, July 6th.

The Godfather actor was 82 years old and a father of five children.

"The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time," the tweet read.

Fans have taken to social media to express their condolences for the acclaimed actor and his unexpected passing.

From Misery to Elf to El Dorado — James proved to everyone he couldn't be put into an acting box, and his cinematic legacy will live on because of that.

It's clear fans are heartbroken at the news of his passing, as is seen by the countless posts on social media.

"This one stings," tweeted one fan. "Farewell to the blistering, broad shouldered powerhouse talent that was James Caan."

Titan of the acting industry is an understatement, and it's safe to say the "Godfather" alum will be missed by millions of fans around the world.

We're thinking of all of James' loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.