It is Cult Faction’s sad duty to report that Brian Dennehy has passed away at the age of 81 years old. The sad news was broken by his daughter Elizabeth on twitter:
It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian passed away last night from natural causes, not Covid-related. Larger than life, generous to a fault, a proud and devoted father and grandfather, he will be missed by his wife Jennifer, family and many friends. pic.twitter.com/ILyrGpLnc3
— Elizabeth Dennehy (@dennehyeliza) April 16, 2020
Throughout his career Dennehy compiled a wide body of work including roles in Kojak, Serpico, Police Woman, M*A*S*H, Lou Grant, F.I.S.T., Dallas, Dummy, Butch and Sundance: The Early Days, Dynasty, Gorky Park, First Blood, Cagney and Lacey, Hunter, Cocoon, Silverado, F/X, Miami Vice, Cocoon: The Return, F/X2, Gladiator, Birdland, Tommy Boy, Romeo and Juliet, The 4400, Ratatouille, The Black List, and as Sgt. Jack Reed in the Jack Reed franchise.