The actor was best known for his role as Sonny Corleone.
The family of James Caan announced his death on Thursday.
Caan was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Sonny Corleone in “The Godfather.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6.
The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.
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— James Caan (@James_Caan) July 7, 2022