American actor, singer and professional poker player Wilford Brimley died at the age of 85 on the morning of August 1 at his home in Utah. This was reported by the TMZ portal.
The source specified: in recent days, the performer was very bad because of long-standing diabetes, with which he lived since 1979, and underwent dialysis procedures in the intensive care unit.
Anthony Wilford Brimley was born September 27, 1934 in Salt Lake City. He worked as a blacksmith, cowboy and bodyguard of such an eccentric figure as Howard Hughes. Then he moved to the film industry, where he initially worked with horses. In the sixties, at the insistence of a friend, actor Robert Duval, began to appear on the screen – as a stuntman and cowboy in the masses of westerns, not even mentioned in the credits.