Jul 07, 2022
By Angus Gillespie
James Caan, who played Sonny Corleone, eldest son of Vito Corleone in the 1972 film classic The Godfather, has died at the age of 82.
Caan reprised his role in a flashback scene in Godfather 2, which was released in 1974.
A year before The Godfather, Caan had a major acting breakthrough when he portrayed Brian Piccolo in the 1971 made-for-TV movie “Brian’s Song” which also starred Billy Dee Williams.
The cause of death was not immediately revealed.