Wilford Brimley, the legendary character actor who starred in several great films throughout the 1970s and 1980s, died on Saturday.
Sources close to Brimley said he was recently in an intensive care unit at a hospital on dialysis and was sick for several days.
His representative told TMZ Brimley had a favorite quote, which he found on a blacksmith's sign.
"There is nothing made, sold, or done that can't be made, sold, or done cheaper," the quote read.
Brimley was born Anthony Wilford Brimley in Salt Lake City on Sept. 27, 1934, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps before he became an actor.
He also appeared in Liberty Medical's commercials for diabetes testing supplies, inspired by his own diagnosis with diabetes mellitus in 1979.
He became a lifelong advocate for raising awareness of diabetes and received the American Diabetes' Association's lifetime achievement honor in 2008. »