‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Charles Grodin Dead At 86 Following Cancer Battle, Family Says

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Actor Charles Grodin died Tuesday at his home in Connecticut at the age of 86, his family confirmed to The New York Times.

Nicholas Grodin told the outlet the actor died from bone marrow cancer.

Grodin was most known for his roles in “Same Time, Next Year,” “The Heartbreak Kid,” “Midnight Run” and “Beethoven.” Grodin also hosted his own talk show on CNBC from 1995 until 1998 and made many appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and “Late Night With David Letterman,” The New York Times reported.

Actors Patton Oswald, Billy Eichner, Marc Maron and Michael Schulman were among many to share tributes on social media.

“RIP Charles Grodin,” Oswald wrote. “Ordering a plate of chorizo and eggs in his beloved memory.” (RELATED: ‘Steel Magnolias’ Star Olympia Dukakis Dies At 89)

“RIP Charles Grodin,” Maron wrote. “One of the great cranky comedic geniuses.”

“God I loved him,” Eichner tweeted while sharing a link to Grodin’s obituary from The New York Times.

“RIP Charles Grodin, so good and sly in so many things, but burned in my memory for his unbridled lust for Miss Piggy,” Schulman shared.

Grodin is survived by his wife, Elissa Durwood Grodin, his son Nicholas, daughter-in-law Aubrey and granddaughter Geneva, and his daughter Marion from a previous marriage.