Actor And Diabetes Spokesperson Wilford Brimley Dies At 85

Wilford Brimley
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Wilford Brimley, Actor in films like 'Cocoon,' 'The Natural,' 'The Thing' has passed away at 85. Brimley was also notoriously known for starring in commercials for Quaker Oats and Liberty Medical. The latter featured him famously offering up diabetes education.

Per TMZ, Brimley had been in the ICU in Utah for several days on dialysis.

The actor made appearances in "Walker Texas Ranger" & "Seinfeld" & was also honored by the American Diabetes Association for his lifetime of advocacy in 2008.