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Scarface and Big actor Robert Loggia has died aged 85

The Oscar-nominated actor battled Alzheimer’s disease for five years.

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HOLLYWOOD ACTOR ROBERT Loggia, who many will know from Scarface and Sopranos, has died.

He was 85 years old.

His wife Aubrey Loggia said Loggia died today at his home in Los Angeles after a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s.

Loggia’s rugged looks and voice suited his many character roles as gangsters or other shady characters.

He was a Miami drug lord in Scarface and a Sicilian mobster in Prizzi’s Honor. He earned an Oscar nomination for the 1985 legal thriller, Jagged Edge.

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But perhaps his most memorable role was a comic turn as the toy company boss in Big.

In a famous scene, he and Hanks, as a boy in a man’s body, dance on a giant toy keyboard in joyful duets of Chopsticks and Heart and Soul.

Fans have been paying tribute to Loggia online:

With reporting from Associated Press

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