The sad news was confirmed on Fb by the actor’s son John, together with a number of loving images of the star.
“My expensive good Dad BRUCE KIRBY handed away peacefully final evening at Cedars in Los Angeles on the age of 95,” he wrote on Monday. “My coronary heart is heavy however grateful for all the additional blessed years collectively. My Step-Mother ROZ’s Love & devotion was outstanding & a serious pressure in conserving him alive so lengthy.”
John mentioned that his father had all the time labored very onerous at his craft and “it was very painful for him when he not may carry out.”
Among the many credit Kirby’s son identified had been the movie “Crash” and tv applications “Columbo,” “L.A. Legislation,” and “The Golden Women.”
He was additionally recognized for enjoying a guard in 1979’s “The Muppet Film” and Mr. Quidaciolou in “Stand by Me.”
“He was very pleased with his efficiency as Alfieri within the LA manufacturing of ‘A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE’ & liked utilizing his actual Italian identify (Bruno Giovanni) within the Program & Press,” the son continued. “The forged included Kim Cattrall & the late Greats: Susan Peretz, Allen Garfield, Carmen Argenziano & Kevin Geer. After Arthur Miller noticed him on this, my Dad was led again to Broadway as Miller forged him for the position of BEN in Dustin Hoffman’s ‘DEATH OF A SALESMAN’ an expertise my Dad & Roz cherished.”
Kirby can also be credited with having appeared in “Diamond Orchid” on Broadway in 1965. John additionally identified that he joined the forged of touring productions of “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Gypsy.”
John mentioned the actor was an amazing father to him and his brother Bruno, who was additionally an actor, who died at 57 in 2006 from problems associated to leukemia.
John then praised the documentary “Troupers,” which featured his father
He concluded: “Thank You DAD for every little thing you taught me about Performing & easy methods to have such a robust work ethic whereas sharing your love for the Arts & the Craft of all of it. I’ll miss You & Love You all the time. I’m glad you’re up there with Bruno and so a lot of our family members.”
The actor’s reason for demise is unclear presently.
People magazine experiences that Roz, brief for Roslyn, additionally survives her husband.