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Tony Curtis

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9/30/2010 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has confirmed Tony Curtis has died of cardiac arrest.

Tony Curtis died.
The legendary actor passed away Wednesday in his Las Vegas home.

As we previously reported, Tony -- who suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- was hospitalized in July near Las Vegas after suffering breathing problems while making an appearance at a local Costco.

Curtis starred in such classics like "Some Like It Hot" and "Spartacus" -- and was nominated for an Oscar for his role in "The Defiant Ones."

He was 85.

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Rikwes    

I grew up watching Tony Curtis and Roger Moore in the persuaders .Great stuff. And a fine actor as well. RIP

1449 days ago
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jr    

He was a great actor in his day!

1449 days ago
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Googie    

Thanks for the memories.

1449 days ago
4.

Scarlett    

Can;t believe he's gone... Another great legend came to it's end...

1449 days ago
5.

Trainwrecks    

Was he not using Activia??

Just kidding, lighten up.

RIP Mr. Curtis! It has to be better on the other side.

1449 days ago
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Caroline    

God Bless Him. What's also sad is that we've come to the point at which so many people won't even know who he was -- when stars were really stars. Loved you, Tony:))

1449 days ago
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Christina G.    

Did the short man get out of bed to report this?

1449 days ago
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There's a problem here    

Old Hollywood. Not much of it left. Mr Curtis knew what his appeal was all about and played on it, even in life sometimes. He was quite self-deprecating though, and funny as hell about himself in interviews. On another note, he provided the world with Jamie Lee Curtis and joke though you may, she is a huge philanthropist for substance recovery, and pediatric causes like AIDS, transplant, and cancer. So thanks Tony, for being a true golden ager, and helping to change the world. A tip of the hat to you, and a prayer that you find a great joy in the afterlife.

1449 days ago
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Eric    

He's one of those "thought he died years ago" guys.

One hell of an artist. Wish I had one of his paintings right now.

1449 days ago
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mandy_Reeves    

wow....he lived a long and successful life. Produced an awesome daughter and brought joy to so many through his talents.

God Bless Tony!

1449 days ago
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Byron Green    

Man a little walk down memory lane go in peace Tony.Heres a lttle bit of trivia for the guys Memba the DA we all had then in the fifties if you did not have a ducks-arse you would never never get the grab at the local dance hall on a Saturday night even if you were the best jiver on the floor.
Byron

1449 days ago
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Kàt    

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

1449 days ago
13.

Kelly    


Jamie Lee Curtis was on tv the other day wearing a ring that had belonged to her Mother. It's odd she spoke of her Mother dying and then her Dad died. I feel bad for her and her family.

Losing your Father is like someone jerking the rug out from under you. Unfortunately, I know that feeling.

1449 days ago
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Ray     

Truly a Legend of Hollywood. Sadly, there are not many left of that golden age. Rest in Peace Mr. Curtis, you will be remembered and Missed by Millions for years to come.

1449 days ago
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RJ Hunt    

Used to see and talk with him at the Magic Castle in Hollywood back in the late 80's and early 90's. He was a pretty good showman and had some skill. he was much more of a historian of magic he knew his stuff when it came time to talk about magic. I had heard he had some pretty bad demons when it came to booze and pills...on and off the wagon for the past 10 years...He was one of the greats and will be missed

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