Actor Ned Beatty is no more

Actor Ned Beatty is no more

Ned Beatty (L)

Hollywood actor Ned Beatty, known for roles in the movies Deliverance, Superman and Network, passed away at the age of 83 on Sunday.

The Oscar-nominated actor died of natural causes at his Los Angeles home, his daughter Blossom Beatty informed. His agency Shelter Entertainment Group later confirmed the news.

"Ned passed away from natural causes on Sunday morning, surrounded by his family and loved ones," Shelter Entertainment Group Talent Manager Deborah Miller said in a statement.

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Beatty started his career in theatre before landing his first role in the movie Deliverance, opposite Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight and Ronny Coxin.

The movie told a chilling tale of a canoe trip gone bad in rural Georgia.

Beatty was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1976, as TV chairman Arthur Jensen in Network, and has been a part of more than 150 movies and TV shows.

The actor is survived by his wife, Sandra Johnson, and eight children. reuters


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