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Actor Ben Gazzara Dead At 81

Sat, February 4, 2012 11:40am EDT by 2 Comments
Ben Gazzara

The popular stage star passed away Feb. 3 from pancreatic cancer. May he rest in peace.

Ben Gazzara, best known for his incredible portrayal of Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway, died yesterday of pancreatic cancer in Manhattan, reports the New York Times. He was 81.

Although he was a master of the stage, Ben also starred in several TV shows and films, including the starring role in the ’60s show, Run For Your Life. Previously, the successful star suffered from oral cancer, in addition to a life long battle with depression.

Ben is survived by his wife, two daughters (one adopted) and his brother. Our thoughts go out to the family during this difficult time.