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George Kennedy’s co-stars mourn his death

Actors including Mark Wahlberg and Albert Brooks have taken to social media to salute their late co-star George Kennedy following his death.
Kennedy passed away on Sunday (28Feb16) in Idaho, aged 91. He had been receiving hospice care for the past month.
A host of celebrities wrote dedications to Kennedy following news of his death on Monday (29Feb16), including Wahlberg, who worked with Kennedy on the late actor’s last film credit The Gambler. He tweeted, “RIP George Kennedy. Was an honor to work with and my condolences to your family and loved ones.”
Kennedy’s Modern Romance co-star and director Brooks posted, “R.I.P. George Kennedy. Lucky enough to work with him in Modern Romance. Great guy”, while actress Bo Derek shared a still from their 1984 movie Bolero and added, “Rest in peace – friend. I miss you. George Kennedy.”
Former child star Patty Duke, who presented Kennedy with his Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Cool Hand Luke in the 1960s, wrote, “RIP George Kennedy, 52 yrs ago, will (sic) celebrated together our oscars. You brought such joy to all your audiences. Love and prayers.”
Other tributes poured in from comedian Seth MacFarlane, who posted, “RIP George Kennedy. Always great in drama, always great in comedy. A true talent,” and Jeffrey Wright, who added, “George Kennedy – old, great actors never die…” Director Edgar Wright tried to reel off Kennedy’s career highlights by tweeting, “RIP George Kennedy. Too many great movies for 1 tweet: The Dirty Dozen, Cool Hand Luke, Thunderbolt & Lightfoot, Modern Romance & many more.”

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