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Wilford Brimley, Quaker Oats and Cocoon Star, passes away at 85 due to Kidney ailment

Wilford Brimley death news: He was well known for his notable roles in film The Natural, the 1982 remake of The Thing, The Firm and Cocoon, Our House TV show died on Saturday. He was 85 years old at the time of his death. Wilford Brimley was famous for Quaker oats advertisement and was suffering from diabetes. Wilford Brimley cause of death is due to kidney disease.

Wilford Brimley cause of death and was suffering from Diabetes

Wilford Brimley death reason: His agent, Lynda Bensky said that he was sick with a kidney ailment for the past two months.

Wilford Brimley appeared in Quaker Oats commercial and Cocoon film

Brimley was also eminent for the series of TV commercials for Quaker Oats in which he appeared.

For the film “Cocoon”, “Wilford Brimley, was having moustache and a stout belly that was quite memorable.

Brimley, used to do water aerobics even though he was only 51 at that time. Brimley’s Ben Luckett doing cannonballs in the pool is one of the most cherishable moments in the film. Brimley returned for the 1988 part 2.

Wilford Brimley film The Natural

The actor had a habit of creating fantabulous performances even in just diminutive roles. In Barry Levinson’s nostalgic period baseball movie “The Natural” (1984), Brimley brought a deep impact to his role as the team manager Pop Fisher that the hero played by Robert Redford utterly lacked.

In Sydney Pollack’s 1981 drama “Absence of Malice,” featuring Sally Field and Paul Newman, for instance, Brimley had essentially one scene — but it was the main one, & he truly dominated it. Roger Ebert singled him out for praise for his work as “a lawman who takes brusque command of an informal hearing” in the climactic scenes of the movie “and reduces everyone but Newman to quivering surrender.”

Wilford Brimley appeared in the movie The Thing

John Carpenter’s 1982 horror film “The Thing” saw Brimley brought a very powerful soul to his role as Dr. Blair.

Brimley appeared in the Robert Duvall-dominated “Tender Mercies” (1983) but still found room to make an impression as the Duvall character’s old manager, patient but truth-telling, and the same year, the actor was the best thing in the long-forgotten Tom Selleck adventure vehicle “High Road to China,” in which he played the gone-missing father of Bess Armstrong’s character.

Born in Salt Lake City, Brimley initially served in the Marine Corps in the Aleutian Islands; even worked as a farmer and rodeo rider; served as a bodyguard to Howard Hughes; and began his career in showbiz shoeing horses for films and TV westerns.

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