‘Big Lebowski’ Star Jon Polito Dies At 65

On Thursday, actor Jon Polito passed away from cancer at the City of Hope Hospital in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for multiple myeloma. He was 65 years old.

His managers announced his death on Friday after John McNaughton first shared the news on Facebook. “Very sad to learn that my dear friend and collaborator, Jon Polito, has passed away,” he wrote.

“He appeared in over 100 films, countless TV episodes, and on Broadway,” he added. “Jon was a born actor and will be deeply missed by his legion of friends, fans, family, and of course his long time partner, Darryl Armbruster, to whom I send my condolences. R.I.P. old pal – JM.”

Polito is best known for his roles in Coen Brothers films, including The Big Lebowski and Miller’s Crossing. His final film, The Maestro, is set to release sometime next year.

He is survived by his husband, Darryl Armbruster. Friends and colleagues took to social media to remember the late actor.

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