Oscar-winning actor Ernest Borgnine passed away at the age of 95 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles yesterday. His spokesman Harry Flynn said that the cause of death was kidney failure.
Borgnine was involved in the entertainment industry for seven decades. He worked on many TV shows and was in more than 110 films. He is most fondly remembered for playing the role of Quinton McHale on the TV series McHale’s Navy and for providing the voice of Mermaid Man on the Nickelodeon series Spongebob Squarepants. Other career highlights include winning the Academy Award in 1956 for the film Marty (beating out actors such as James Cagney, James Dean, Frank Sinatra and Spencer Tracy) and earning an Emmy nomination at the age of 92 for his work on ER.
He is survived by his wife, four children, six grandchildren and his sister. Borgnine will greatly be missed for all of his classic work; there will never be another actor as passionate and hard-working as he was.
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