- Sad news in the world of entertainment.
- Famous actor dies of Parkinson’s at 78 years old.
- Art LaFleur is remembered for films such as Cobra, with Sylvester Stallone, and Field of Dreams with Kevin Costner, among others.
The death of actor Art LaFleur of Parkinson at 78 was announced on social media. The actor is remembered for films such as Cobra, with Sylvester Stallone, and Field of Dreams with Kevin Costner, among others. Although perhaps his most iconic role was in the film The Sandlot, where he played baseball player Babe Ruth.
His wife, Shelley LaFleur, dedicated a few emotional words to him on her Facebook page next to a picture in which she appears accompanied by her husband. May he rest in peace.
Actor Art LaFleur dies of Parkinson’s
“This guy… After a 10-year battle with Parkinson’s, Art LaFleur, the love of my life, passed away. He brought happiness to so many people with roles like Babe Ruth in The Sandlot, The Tooth Fairy in Santa Claus 2 and 3, and Chick Gandil in Field of Dreams, to name just a few,” wrote actor Art LaFleur’s wife.
In this same message, Shelley said that her husband, “was a generous and selfless man, something that he transferred to his role as an actor, but the most important thing is that he was always there for his family and friends.” Born on September 9, 1943 in Gary, Indiana, in the United States, Art began his career in the late 1970s.
Art LaFleur’s wife devastated by the actor’s death
To conclude her farewell message to the actor, Art LaFleur’s wife said that on each location or film set they went to visit, the cast and crew would introduce themselves to her and their children and tell them that the actor was always talking about them with a great deal of love and pride.
“He was never happier than the day this photo was taken, when Glenda LaFleur, who I was delighted to have as a daughter, joined our family. I was very fortunate to have had a 43-year relationship with a man who appreciated and adored me. Art was larger than life and meant the world to us,” concluded Shelley LaFleur.
An outstanding artistic career
According to information from Cinemanía, actor Art LaFleur made his debut in the television movie Rescue from Gilligan’s Island in 1978. A year later, he was part of the Maverick series, starring James Garner. Later came War Games, Cobra, with Sylvester Stallone, Freedom to die with Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forever Young with Mel Gibson and the prequel to Ace Ventura, When Nature Calls.
As mentioned above, his most memorable roles are in the film Field of Dreams, a “drama that combined sports with fantasy,” starring Kevin Costner in 1989, as well as in the 1993 comedy, The Sandlot: Story of a Summer (where he played baseball player Babe Ruth).
“Legends never die”
After the death of actor Art LaFleur, from Parkinson’s disease, was announced, which he had battled for 10 years, baseball fans and fans of the seventh art remembered his participation in the film The Sandlot.
In this film, the actor plays baseball player Babe Ruth, who visits one of the young protagonists in his dreams. After recovering from the shock, the boy receives advice from what many consider to be the best player of all time: “Remember boy: Heroes are remembered, but legends never die!” (TO WATCH THE VIDEO CLICK HERE).
People express their condolences after the loss of actor Art LaFleur
Art LaFleur also appeared in series’ such as Charlie’s Angels, MASH and The Incredible Hulk, as well as Cold Case, The Mentalist and Malcolm in the Middle. After his wife shared the unexpected news of his death, people expressed their condolences:
“My heart is broken for you because he was always so kind to me when I saw him, such a genuine soul. Rest in peace, Art” “I am very sorry for your loss, my prayers and condolences go out to you and your family. It seems that a gentle giant has a great heart. May he rest in peace” “It’s very sad to hear this news. Art made everything better when he was in it.”
Actor dies after complications from surgery at 77
Just after the death of Willie Garson, one of the main characters in Sex and the city, was announced, now the death of actor Tim Donnelly after complications in surgery at 77 has been reported. According to The Sun, Dennis Donnelly, a renowned film director, shared that his brother passed away last Friday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our friend, Tim Donnelly, on September 17th. Tim, as you know, played Chet Kelly on ‘Emergency’ among many other roles throughout his acting career. ” He is survived by his daughter Ashley, two grandchildren, his sister Kathleen and his brother Dennis.
Who was actor Tim Donnelly?
Actor Tim Donnelly was born on September 3, 1944 and is remembered for his firefighter character in ‘Emergency’. He appeared on the show from January 1972 to May 1977. His father, Paul Donnelly, was vice president of production at Universal Pictures, and his mother, Eileen, was a homemaker and daughter of actor Pat O’Malley.
Tim made his screen debut as a teenager in Baby Face Nelson (1957). He also appeared in The Toolbox Murders (1978) and in episodes of Hawaii Five-O, Project UFO, Vega$, and The A-Team, all directed by his brother.
An emotional farewell to the actor
The Los Angeles County Fire Museum, a public museum dedicated to the history of the LA Fire Department, dedicated an emotional message to Tim Donnelly, who died at 77 after complications from surgery.
“We at the Fire Museum are heartbroken, as we are sure that all of you will also be after hearing the following news. It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our friend Tim Donnelly this weekend. Tim, as you know, played Chet Kelly on Emergency!, among many other roles during his acting career.” May he rest in peace.