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'City Slickers' Star Bruno Kirby Dies

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Aug 16, 2006 | 4:45am EDT

City Slickers actor Bruno Kirby died on Monday in Los Angeles following a battle with leukemia. He was 57.

Kirby's wife, Lynn Sellers, revealed yesterday that her late husband died from complications linked to the blood disease, with which he was only recently diagnosed.

She said in a statement: "We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from Bruno's fans and colleagues who have admired and respected his work over the past 30 years.

"Bruno's spirit will continue to live on not only in his rich body of film and television work but also through the lives of individuals he has touched throughout his life."

Kirby starred in a string of hit movies including When Harry Met Sally, Donnie BrascoThis Is Spinal Tap and Good Morning, Vietnam.

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