Ned Beatty (died June 13th, aged 83)
Character actor Ned Beatty passed away at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by friends and loved ones. According to his manager Deborah Miller, Beatty died of natural causes.
Beatty made his movie debut in the 1972 thriller Deliverance, in which he played the role of Bobby Trippe, a genial vacationer that was brutally raped by a backwoodsman. Since then, Beatty went on to take on several film roles, including Arthur Jensen in 1976’s Network, Lex Luthor’s henchman Otis in 1978’s Superman and its 1980’s sequel Superman II, and Josef Locke in 1991’s Hear My Song. Beatty was also the voice of Lotso in 2010’s Toy Story 3.
Beatty was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 49th Academy Awards for his performance in Network. He also scored a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe nod for his role in Hear My Song.