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Alan Arkin Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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Alan Arkin, the veteran US actor whose multi-decade career spanned the likes of Catch-22, Edward Scissorhands and Little Miss Sunshine (for which he won an Oscar), has died aged 89.

His sons confirmed the news with this statement to the press. “Our father was a uniquely talented force of nature, both as an artist and a man. A loving husband, father, grand and great grandfather, he was adored and will be deeply missed.”

No cause of death was immediately disclosed.

Arkin was a four-time Oscar nominee, gaining best actor recognition for “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming” in 1966 and “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” in 1968.

He gained supporting actor nominations for “Little Miss Sunshine” in 2006 and “Argo” in 2012.