Gordon Pinsent, a Canadian Actor, Passes Away at the Age of 92!
Gordon Pinsent, a famous Canadian actor, died at the age of 92. On Saturday, 25 February 2023 he died peacefully in his sleep while his family was around. Peter Keleghan, who is his son-in-law, said that the news was true.
During his seven-decade career, Pinsent was in more than 150 movies and TV shows. He became known all over the world after the movie Away From Her, which starred Julie Christie and came out in 2006. Find out more about the actor's life and work by reading on.
What is the Cause of Gordon Pinsent's Death?
Peter Keleghan sent a statement to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on behalf of Gordon's family saying, “Gordon Pinsent's daughters Leah and Beverly, and his son Barry, would like to announce that their father died peacefully in his sleep today with his family by his side.”
“Gordon loved this country, its people, its purpose, and its culture with all his heart until his last breath,” the statement said. The actor's three children, Leah, Barry, and Beverly, are the only ones who will remember him. After a long battle with emphysema, his wife, actress Charmion King, died in 2007.
Pinsent began acting when he was 17 years old. In 1962, at the Stratford Festival, he played a supporting role in Shakespeare's Macbeth. In the 1970s, he went back to the festival and played lead roles.
How Gordon Pinsent Rose to Fame?
The actor started out on TV in 1963 with the soap opera Scarlett Hill. His first movie was Lydia, which came out in 1964. He went on to star in the TV shows Due South, The Grand Seduction, The Red Green Show, Street Legal, Quentin Durgens, M.P., and The Forest Rangers.
He also played roles in the American show It Takes a Thief and the movies Silence of the North and Thomas Crown Affair. In Babar and the Adventures of Badou, he also did the voice of Babar the elephant, which got him a lot of praise. In Sarah Polley's Away from Her, which came out in 2006, he played a husband who loses his wife to Alzheimer's. His performance was praised by critics.
He has won many awards over the years, such as the Canadian Screen Award, the ACTRA Award, the Gemini Award, and the Canadian Film Award. He was also made a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a companion of the Order of Canada.
Fans Pour Tributes for the Actor
After hearing that Pinsent had died, a number of well-known people took to social media to pay their respects. Rick Mercer, a comedian, said on Twitter, “Gordon Pinsent was our North Star. A true renaissance man. He was an actor, writer, director, painter, and once taught dance. Gordon paved the way and made it possible for everyone who came after him.”
“My friend Gordon Pinsent died,” Mark Critch wrote. A few weeks ago, I saw him, and his twinkle was as bright as ever. As the Rowdyman, I looked up to him, but as Porky Pinsent from Grand Falls, I loved him. He cleared the way for the rest of us. A well-known name that comes from Canadian work. “The best of all time.”
Kim Coates, an actor, also showed his sadness by writing, “We lost a legend yesterday. Gordon Pinsent. I'll never forget our times together. Canadian through and through. He was loved all over the world. I loved listening to my friend @kbruce237 tell stories. They were madly in love. going to miss you, pal. What a life you had Gordon.”
Gordon Pinsent's family and friends have our condolences. May his soul rest in peace!