‘Superman’ Actor Ned Beatty Dead at 83

The actor, Ned Beatty who appeared in iconic films like Superman and Network passed away from “natural causes.”

“Ned passed away from natural causes Sunday morning, surrounded by his family and loved ones,” his manager, Deborah Miller, said in a statement. “His family has decided to keep details private at this time. Ned was an iconic, legendary talent, as well as a dear friend, and he will be missed by us all.”

A bit about him per Complex:

Born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1937, Beatty first appeared as Bobby Trippe in the classic thriller Deliverance, and went on to appear in a plethora of acclaimed films. He often played complex villains that were both malicious and unhinged, but simultaneously charismatic. He gained notoriety as the TV executive Howard Beale in Network, who gave an emboldened speech to the film’s protagonist. The monologue earned Beatty a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 1976 Oscars.

He was 83.

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