Mourning the US actor: Art LaFleur dies of Parkinson’s at the age of 78

Updated on November 20, 2021, 11:52 am

  • Art LaFleur lost the battle against longstanding Parkinson’s disease.
  • The US actor died at the age of 78.
  • His wife is grieving on social media.

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Art LaFleur is dead. The actor died at the age of 78 after a 10 year battle with Parkinson’s disease. His wife Shelley confirmed this to the US portal “TMZ”. The actor died with his family in his home.

His wife says goodbye

On Facebook Shelley LaFleur wrote: “He was a generous and selfless man, which he carried over into his acting. But more importantly, what he was to his family and friends. I was very fortunate to have a 43-year relationship with to have a man who valued me and whom I adored. “

Art LaFleur was born in Gary, Indiana, in 1943. He studied at the University of Kentucky on a football scholarship, then moved to Chicago, where he took acting lessons. In 1975 he moved to Los Angeles for acting.

Art LaFleur became famous with the baseball film “The Sandlot”

LaFleur achieved greater fame in the following years through the baseball film “The Sandlot”, in which he played Babe Ruth. He also played in the “The Santa Clause” series or in the film “Field of Dreams”. He took on supporting roles in series such as “Das A-Team”, “Emergency Room” or “Malcolm mittendrin”.

Also read: In the truest sense of the word: Frank Elstner is fighting through Parkinson’s disease.
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