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'Charlie & Chocolate Factory' Grandpa

Dead at 82

2/13/2012 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

David Kelly -- the Irish actor who played Grandpa Joe Bucket -- has died
David Kelly -- the Irish actor who played Grandpa Joe Bucket in the 2005 Tim Burton remake of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" -- has died.

Kelly -- also famous for his naked motorcycle ride in the 1998 film "Waking Ned Devine" -- died after a short illness.

Kelly's list of film credits also includes "The Italian Job" in 1969, "Into The West,"  "Laws of Attraction," "Stardust," and "Agent Cody Banks 2" (classic).

He was married to actress Laurie Morton and had two children. He was 82.

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Abe    

He was better in Waking Ned Devine.

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Shane D.    

R.I.P

900 days ago
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Melvin Gibson    

Too bad it's not a remake of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" but "WILLY WONKA and the Chocolate Factory"... TMZ research team strikes again lol

900 days ago
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Tom    

awww that is so sad! i just watched him a movie with Clive Owen last night.

900 days ago
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Woot    

Aw, how sad. I so enjoyed his performance in that movie, the only one I'd seen him in. What an animated, beautiful face! Rest in peace, dear Mr. Kelly.

900 days ago
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lea    

He'll also be fondly remembered as the one-armed dish washer in Robin's Nest... RIP

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CarolynAB    

He was a gem, especially in "Ned Devine." R.I.P.

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Kevin    

RIP. Remember him best in the series "Robin's Nest".

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nachomama    

aw, just got Waking Ned Devine in the mail

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SUPER-FREDDY    

Who in my boiler room really gives a crap?

900 days ago
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Steve    

Mr. Kelly was a cool grandpa....sad he died RIP Grandpa Joe!

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Sandy    

Who will take Charlie to the factory now? I raise my Fizzy Lifting drink in your honor.

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haskel420    

THAT WAS A HORRIBLE REMAKE.. in fact it was so bad i didnt even WATCH it.. but the PARTS i saw on TBS i thoguht were horrible

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HamptonsHarry    

RIP Mr. Kelly

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superbadnerves1    

I reslly loved that movie rip

900 days ago
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