Ned Beatty, an Oscar-nominated character actor whose many films include "Deliverance" and "Superman," has died at the age of due to age-related health problems.
No further details surrounding the exact circumstances of his death are available. However, the international Medias confirmed that his passing was not due to COVID-19. Beatty's career spanned over five decades. He appeared in several iconic movies and portrayed many memorable roles. He is best remembered for his standout monologue in 1976's 'Network', in which he played a television chief, who tries convincing the protagonists to stop resisting a major merger deal that will adversely affect the masses, and it earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Oscars that year.
Beatty's first film role gained him lasting notice in the 1972 film "Deliverance" as one of four Georgia men who go on a harrowing canoe trip. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for 1976's "Network," played the bumbling Otis in 1978's "Superman," and had countless other theater, TV and movie roles.
The late star had also appeared in several big hit Televison shows such as 'Law and Order', 'Roseanne', 'The Boys', 'Highway to Heaven', 'American Playhouse', and many more. Beatty is survived by his wife, Sandra Johnson, his eight children, and grandchildren.