James Gammon, (pictured above with Wesley Snipes) a character actor best known for his portrayal of Cleveland Indians manager Lou Brown in the "Major League" movies, has died at the age of 70, reports the AP.
His agent, Merritt Blake, says that Gammon was battling cancer and died Friday (July 16) at his daughter's house in Costa Mesa. Gammon is survived by his wife, a brother, a sister, two daughters and two grandchildren.
Gammon is also well-known for playing Nick Bridges, Don Johnson's on-screen father on "Nash Bridges," and had a storied theatre career in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, earning himself a Tony nomination in 1996 for his role in Sam Shepard's "Buried Child."
RIP, James Gammon. Give 'em the heater up there.
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