Charles Brodin died. The actor was 86 years old and, as the family announced, passed away after a long illness. The son, as reported by ABC, announced that his father was suffering from cancer that had reached the spinal cord. Grodin has been the protagonist of a long list of successful films, ranging between different genres and leaving his mark between the 80s and 90s in comedies that also garnered significant revenues. In his resume King Kong, The Lady in Red, Dave, Beethoven.