DEAD: Wilford Brimley (aged 85)
American actor and singer
Anthony Wilford Brimley (September 27, 1934 – August 1, 2020) was an American actor and singer. After serving in the Marines and doing a variety of jobs including ranch hand and wrangler, Brimley became an extra for Westerns, and in little more than a decade he had established himself as a character actor in films such as The China Syndrome (1979), The Thing (1982), and The Natural (1984).
Brimley was the long-time face of television advertisements for the Quaker Oats Company. He has also promoted diabetes education and appeared in related commercials for Liberty Medical.
DEATH: Brimley passed away Saturday morning at his home in Utah. Sources with direct knowledge of Wilford’s health tell us he was in an ICU wing of a hospital on dialysis, and very sick for days.