Ned Beatty has died at 83.
The actor, best known for his work in “Superman” and “Network”, died on Sunday in his sleep.
“Ned passed away from natural causes Sunday morning, surrounded by his family and loved ones. His family has decided to keep details private at this time,” his manager said in a statement to ET Canada. “Ned was an iconic, legendary talent, as well as a dear friend, and he will be missed by us all.”
His decades-spanning career included recently voicing Lotso the evil bear in “Toy Story 3”. He was also in “Charlie Wilson’s War”, “Shooter”, “Friendly Fire”, “Deliverance”, “All The President’s Men”, “Nashville”, “The Big Easy”, “Captain America”, and many, many more films.
He also appeared in many hit television shows like “M*A*S*H*”, “Roseanne”, “Law & Order” and “Murder She Wrote”.
Beatty is survived by his wife Sandra Johnson and eight kids and grandchildren.
A number of celebs turned to Twitter to express their condolences.
Kind of hard to believe that Chayefsky thought this sermon could’ve been preached by Roberts Blossom pic.twitter.com/y7AU6kPixv
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) June 13, 2021
Also, Chayefsky’s reaction to Beatty’s performance of one of the most extraordinary monologues in motion pictures. pic.twitter.com/9NaKUaT2k8
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) June 13, 2021
RIP Ned Beatty. One of the all time best. pic.twitter.com/phiMHmdKTs
— marc maron (@marcmaron) June 13, 2021
Ned Beatty was an amazing actor.
Good in everything he was ever in.
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) June 13, 2021
The primal forces of nature have come to collect Ned Beatty. He was great in NETWORK, SUPERMAN, DELIVERANCE and the TV series HOMICIDE (and so much more), but don’t forget his chilling, villainous turns in WHITE LIGHTNING and MIKEY AND NICKY. https://t.co/cJMoFevJBx
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 13, 2021