The Godfather and Brian's Song actor, James Caan dies at the age of 82

It is not yet known what caused the death of James Caan.

The news of James Caan's death has been confirmed by his family on Twitter.

In the Twitter post it was written that, "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"

The Godfather co-stars Robert De Niro and Al Pacino have paid tribute to James Caan.

Also Brian's Song co-star Billy Dee Williams has also paid tribute to James Caan.

James Caan was known in the movies as the tough guy. The actor also received a nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Academy Awards for The Godfather.

James Caan starred alongside Will Ferrell in the 2003 Christmas comedy, Elf, directed by Jon Favreau.

James Caan has left behind a net worth of $20 million. The actor had done four marriages in his lifetime.

Late actor James Caan has 5 children, including Scott Caan, whose names are, James Arthur, Tara A. Caan, Jacob Nicholas Caan,, Alexander James Caan