John Beasley, actor who got a late-in-life boost with supporting roles in Rudy and Everwood, is dead at 79.
The film and television actor died earlier on Tuesday in a hospital in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.
Who was John Beasley?
John Beasley was born in 1943, and began acting in his 40s after a lengthy career working as a railroad man.
He began his career as an assistant coach in the blockbuster Rudy, and also appeared in The Mighty Ducks, Firestarter and Little Big League.
John starred in the WB series Everwood and co-starred with The Rock in the 2004 movie Walking Tall.
He was set to make his Broadway debut this year in The Notebook.
He established the John Beasley Theatre and Workshop in his hometown of Omaha, and ran it for 13 years.
John previously said: “We changed the lives of a lot of people just through the theatre.”
When did John Beasley die?
The film and television actor died earlier on Tuesday in a hospital in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, his son Tyrone Beasley shared with The Hollywood Reporter.
His son shared the news in a Facebook post, referring to his father as his “best friend”.
His son, Mike W. Beasley, released an emotional tribute on Facebook saying: “Man…you know this is a part of life…but that doesn’t make it any easier. I lost my best friend today.
“They say you shouldn’t ever meet your heroes because they don’t turn out to be who you thought they were.
“That is so wrong. My hero was my father. Thank you for everything. I hope I made you proud. Love you more.”
John Beasley cause of death
John Beasley passed away in Omaha, Nebraska, after experiencing liver problems, according to his sons.
According to his son, Beasley had been doing tests on his liver when his condition began to deteriorate rapidly.
The actor’s death comes just before he was set to accomplish another late-in-life milestone by making his Broadway debut on the cusp of 80.
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