Actor Frederic Forrest has died at the age of 86

Bette Midler and Francis Ford Coppola mourn: actor Frederic Forrest died at the age of 86.

Frederic Forrest, one of Hollywood’s most beloved supporting actors, has died at the age of 86 after a long illness. His colleagues Bette Midler and Francis Ford Coppola mourn the deceased with moving words.

He only played a few leading roles, but was all the more successful as a supporting actor: Frederic Forrest has shaped many Hollywood films. He has now passed away at the age of 86. As a farewell, his colleague Bette Midler (77) and director Francis published ford Coppola (84) touching statements.

Frederic Forrest was ‘a brilliant man’

Forrest died on June 23 after a long illness at his home in Santa Monica, The Hollywood Reporter said, citing his colleague Barry Primus (85). Bette Midler paid tribute to the deceased as “a remarkable actor and a brilliant human being”. She was lucky to have him in her life, she wrote on Twitter.

Midler and Forrest starred together in the film The Rose (1979). The role of rock diva Mary Rose Foster was her film debut and she was nominated for an Oscar for best actress. He played her down-to-earth chauffeur. He received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his performance as Best Supporting Actor. The National Society of Film Critics honored him for Best Supporting Actor.

‘Heartbreaking’: Francis Ford Coppola mourns the death of the supporting actor

Frederic Forrest worked several times with director Francis Ford Coppola – for example in “The Dialogue” (1974), “Apocalypse Now” (1979) and “Tucker” (1988). Coppola posted several snaps on Instagram of his supporting actor’s death and paid tribute to him with the words: “Freddie Forrest was a sweet, very loved one, a wonderful actor and a good friend. His loss is heartbreaking for me.”

The Texan native has appeared in more than 80 film and television productions during his career. He started his career at the theater in New York. His last film was The Power Game in 2006. Frederic Forrest has been twice divorced. He leaves behind his two children Mia and Max.

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