Wilford Brimley is dead.
According to TMZ, the actor who is famous for his career on TV and also the face of Quaker Oats for years, passed away on Saturday morning in his home in Utah after battling an illness for several days.
Brimley was a beloved actor and a strong advocate for diabetes awareness, who had been deeply immersed in TV and film ever since he sprang to the spotlight in the ’70s, following his roles in cult classics like The Thing, Cocoon, and Hard Target, as well as some iconic shows like Seinfield.
“To know Wilford, was to love Wilford,” Mancini wrote. “He had an amazing career, and sliced through the screen with his dry wit, stoic stature, and powerful coveyance. His unique blend of unexpected comedy and inedible storytelling will always remain unmatched.”
Brimley was 85.