Brian Dennehy has died at the age of 81 after over 40 years working as an actor in both movies and on TV in Hollywood as well as stage performances in New York.

The star, best known for his roles in Cocoon and First Blood, passed away at his home in Connecticut of natural causes, according to TMZ. There will not be an official autopsy.
The character actor got his start in 1977 with a part on TV’s Kojak and went on to become a regular on Dynasty before creating a feature film career.
Brian is survived by his wife Jennifer Arnott – whom he married in 1988 – and their two children Cormack, 27, and Sarah, 25.