Tragic news. Legendary ‘Scarface’ actor Robert Loggia passed away on Dec. 4. The iconic actor has been battling Alzheimer’s disease for the past five years, and unfortunately it has taken his life. Here’s what we know.
This is so sad. Robert Loggia, a beloved actor from some of the most iconic films ever, has passed away on Dec. 4. The 85-year-old Scarface star finally succumbed to his heartbreaking battle with Alzheimer’s disease after five years of struggle. We have the details, here.
Hollywood lost a brilliant and prolific actor when Robert passed away on Dec. 4. The star’s wife Audrey confirmed to Variety that after a five year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, Robert died peacefully in his home. He was a kind and giving man, who was a huge supporter of the Motion Picture and Television Fund, and well loved by his co-workers. “I loved Bob like a father,” Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns said to Variety. “I will miss him a lot.” Audrey also said “He was an awesome husband and an awesome father,” to TMZ.
Robert was an incredibly versatile performer. His most famous role was in Scarface, where he played a Miami drug lord. However, his most iconic scene had to be in Big, where he memorably played a duet on the giant piano at FAO Schwarz alongside Tom Hanks. He also acted in three different Pink Panther movies as three different characters, believe it or not! Over the years, Robert has skillfully portrayed FBI agents, drug lords, mobsters and more. “He loved being an actor,” his widow told Variety. “He used to say that he never had to work. He never had to wait tables.” We’re sad to have lost such a talent. RIP, Robert.
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