After James Caan’s Passing, Kathy Bates Pays Tribute to Him!

After James Caan's Passing, Kathy Bates Pays Tribute to Him!

James Caan, a longtime friend, and the former co-star is remembered by Kathy Bates.

The 74-year-old American Horror Story actress paid respect to Caan, who passed away on July 6 at the age of 82 “Jimmy leaving is unbelievable to me. It was one of the most impactful professional experiences of mine to work with him on Misery. You can tell he’s terrified as you watch him perform because he appears to be staring at a snake. Brilliant.”

Bates adds: “Today is bringing back a lot of memories. Jimmy said, “Let’s grab the craziest guy in Hollywood and force him to spend 15 weeks in bed.” When we got to shoot in the dining room, we were beyond thrilled. He had kindness. Hilarious. He would be able to say something amusingly wise right now. I am without. I’m sending the Caan family nothing but love.”

After James Caan's Passing, Kathy Bates Pays Tribute to Him!

In the 1990 film Misery, James Caan and Kathy Bates played a famous novelist (Caan) who is saved from a car accident by a devoted super-fan (Bates), who then imprisons him in a lonely mountain home. Based on Stephen King’s best-selling book of the same name, the movie. Bates received an Oscar for the part.

Rob Reiner, the movie’s director, also paid tribute to Caan on Thursday by tweeting: “I’m so sorry to hear this news. Working with him was wonderful. And the only Jew I knew who could rope a calf as well as anyone. I love you, family.”

The actor’s family announced his passing on Thursday in a message issued on Caan’s official Twitter account.

The tweet stated, “It is with tremendous regret that we notify you of Jimmy’s demise on the evening of July 6.”

After James Caan's Passing, Kathy Bates Pays Tribute to Him!

The message read, “The family appreciates the outpouring of love and genuine condolences and requests that you maintain your respect for their privacy at this trying time. The cause of death wasn’t disclosed right away. Sons Scott, James, Jacob, and Alexander, together with daughter Tara, survive Caan.


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