Superman and Network star, Ned Beatty has sadly passed away.
He was eighty-three-year-old...
R.I.P. Ned Beatty (July 6, 1937 - June 13, 2021)— LASM IS ON FULL OWL HOUSE MODE!🦉🏠 (@Animation_KJ) June 14, 2021
The actor behind two villains in two magnificent animated films😣😣😣 pic.twitter.com/UsYLbpGk0v
And tributes for the star have been pouring in from fans and celebrities all around the world.
Beatty had a successful career spanning more than 5 decades.
Thank you, Ned Beatty (1937—2021).— Letterboxd (@letterboxd) June 13, 2021
A gem in every role. 💙 pic.twitter.com/9uFOQepz8y
And as an award-winning actor, he was nominated for an Oscar back in 1977.
The nomination came for his role as a corporate CEO in Network, the same role he filmed in a single day.
Beatty voiced Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear in Toy Story 3 and Tortoise John in Rango.
Ned Beatty in the 1970s going from DELIVERANCE and WHITE LIGHTNING to NASHVILLE and NETWORK to MIKEY & NICKY and WISE BLOOD is one of the all-time character actor runs. The Philip Seymour Hoffman of his era and an underappreciated legend. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/yIMJmpsxUw— Tony Tost (@tonytost) June 13, 2021
He also starred in the likes of Friendly Fire, Deliverance, Superman and The Big Ask.
Ned passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday while surrounded by family at his home, TMZ reports.
Ned's manager told the outlet he died at around 7:30 AM of natural causes.
Our thoughts are with his friends and family during this terribly difficult time.
Oscar-nominated actor Ned Beatty, known for Network, Deliverance, Superman, Toy Story 3, Homicide: Life on the Street, and so much more, has passed away at 83. Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/t1GUoZShUe— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) June 13, 2021
Rest in Peace, Ned Beatty.