James Caan’s cause of death revealed

James Caan, star of ‘The Godfather’, ‘Elf’ and ‘Misery’, died of heart problems earlier this month.

According to the actor’s death certificate obtained by TMZ, Caan died of a heart attack and coronary artery disease. He was 82 years old.

“It is with great sadness that we inform you on the evening of July 6 of Jimmy’s passing,” the statement read. posted on Caan’s Twitter announce his death.

“The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

The statement ended with the actor’s usual tweet unsubscribe, “End of tweet.”

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The actor’s death was announced via his Twitter account.
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Several of Caan’s Hollywood colleagues took to social media to mourn the movie icon.

“Sorry to Hear the News”, Rob Reiner, who directed Caan in “Misery” tweeted. “I loved working with him. And the only Jew I knew who could calve rope with the best of them. Love for the family.”

John Cusack called the star a “great actor,” while Jon Lovitz added, “well, this just sucks.”

James Caan as Santino 'Sonny' Corleone in 'The Godfather.
Caan played the role of Santino “Sonny” Corleone in “The Godfather”.
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Just four months ago, Caan discussed the legendary impact of 1972’s ‘The Godfather’ with The Post, sharing: ‘One of the things that made ‘The Godfather’ successful, besides brilliant directing and writing and great actors… was that everybody really enjoyed it, and that comes on screen and I think the audience can see that we had a good time with what we were doing there.”

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