LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — James Caan, the actor perhaps best-known for his role as “Sonny Corleone,” in the first “The Godfather,” film, has died, according to family members Thursday. He was 82.

“The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”


They did not mention a cause of death.