Oscar-nominated actor Tony Curtis has died at the age of 85.
Curtis died of a cardiac arrest at his Las Vegas home. Jamie Lee Curtis, his daughter from his first marriage to Psycho star Janet Leigh, confirmed the news to Entertainment Tonight.
Jamie said in a statement:
“My father leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies and in his paintings and assemblages. He leaves behind children and their families who loved him and respected him and a wife and in laws who were devoted to him. He also leaves behind fans all over the world. He will be greatly missed.”
Curtis was best known for his performance in classics such as Some Like It Hot and The Defiant Ones.
He is survived by his sixth wife, Jill Vandenberg Curtis, whom he married in 1998.
My thoughts are with his family and friends.