Oscar-nominated actor Ned Beatty passed away Sunday, TMZ first reported.
“Ned passed away from natural causes Sunday morning, surrounded by his family and loved ones,” Shelter Entertainment Group Talent Manager Deborah Miller confirmed to CNN.
Ned Beatty, Who Made Quite the First Impression in ‘Deliverance,’ Dies at 83 (Report) https://t.co/sIwh4JfGE6
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 13, 2021
A family member told TMZ the actor died in his sleep. He was 83 years old at the time of his death. The family member confirmed to the outlet that the death was not coronavirus-related. (RELATED: Actor Ernie Lively Dies At 74, Family Says)
Beatty was once described as the “busiest actor in Hollywood,” his agency said, according to CNN.
“He started as a professional performer at age ten when he earned pocket money singing in gospel quartets and a barber shop,” the agency reportedly said.
Beatty’s first role was in the 1972 film “Deliverance.” He is most known for his role in “Network,” for which he was nominated for an Academy award for Best Supporting Actor. Beatty also played Otis in the 1978 film “Superman.”
Other films Beatty appeared in included “All The President’s Men,” “Hear My Song,” “The Big Easy,” “Shooter,” “The Walker” and “Charlie Wilson’s War.”
Beatty also made appearances in multiple television series including “CSI,” “Murder, She Wrote” and “MASH.”