Islamabad, 14June: Hollywood actor Ned Beatty, known for his roles in Deliverance, Superman and many other films, has died at the age of 83.
According to his manager, he died on Sunday from natural causes “surrounded by his family and loved ones”.
Ned Beatty Born in Kentucky in 1937, Beatty was Oscar-nominated in 1977 for playing a corporate CEO in Network, a role he filmed in a single day.
Hollywood actor Ned also appeared in All the President’s Men and was heard as menacing teddy bear Lotso on Toy Story 3.
Lee Unkrich, director of that 2010 animated film, said it had been “a joy and an incredible honour” to work with him.
He made his screen debut in 1972’s Deliverance, in which his character is brutally assaulted during a canoeing expedition.
Beatty went on to appear in a number of films with that movie’s star, Burt Reynolds, and was also seen in Robert Altman’s Nashville.
In 1978’s Superman he was seen as Lex Luthor’s bumbling assistant Otis, a character that returned in 1980’s Superman II.
Ned Beatty other roles included playing Irish singer Josef Locke in Hear My Song, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1992.
Writer David Simon, who worked with Beatty on TV series Homicide: Life on the Street, said he would be watching “that gentle masterpiece again in his memory”.
Others to pay tribute included comedian Patton Oswalt, who said Beatty had given “chilling, villainous turns” in 1973’s White Lightning and 1976’s Mikey and Nicky.
Bill and Ted star Alex Winter tweeted he had been “one of the greats”, while Seth Rogen said his speech in Network had been “one of the greatest monologues ever”.
Hollywood actor Ned Beatty was also remembered by his Superman co-star Valerie Perrine, who said he had been “an unforgettable performer” who had “brought so much” to his Otis character.