Wilford Brimley, best known for his acting roles in Cocoon and The China Syndrome, has died at his home in St. George Utah, at age 85.
Brimley was the face of Quaker Oats for years, as well as a spokesperson for diabetes education. Sources with direct knowledge of Wilford’s health told TMZ that he was in an ICU wing of a hospital on dialysis, and very sick for days.
Brimley also had movie parts in The Natural, The Thing, Hard Target, and countless other memorable on-screen appearances, big and small.
He started as a TV actor early on landing one-time roles on TV series like How the West Was Won, Kung Fu, The Oregon Trail, and a recurring role on The Waltons.