Wilford Brimley, actor who appeared in Cocoon before becoming Quaker Oats pitch man, dies at 85


Wilford Brimley, the longtime character actor who appeared in such hit films as Cocoon, The Firm, The Natural and The China Syndrome but is best known as the pitch man for Quaker Oats food products, has died. He was 85.

Brimley passed away at his home in his native Utah, TMZ reported.

The news site said that Brimley was on dialysis while being treated in an intensive care unit after his health deteriorated in the final days of his life.

‘Wilford Brimley was a man you could trust,’ his manager, Lynda Bensky, said. 

‘He said what he meant and he meant what he said. He had a tough exterior and a tender heart. 

‘I’m sad that I will no longer get to hear my friend’s wonderful stories. 

‘He was one of a kind.’ 

Brimley is seen above speaking at a gala honoring Harrison Ford in…



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