TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

'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.

36 COMMENTS

No Avatar
16.

Simone    

Sad to hear. Waking Ned Divine holds a special place in my film collection :) RIP

952 days ago
17.

Seldombinlaid    

R.I.P. David and God Bless you, and your family at this trying time.

952 days ago
18.

Avery    

Juan Williams, you are such a fake ass. On the night when the body of Whitney is being flown in to New Jersey, here you are, laughing and joking with all your buddies, late night, talking about politics with your buddies, on Fox. I'm appalled, cracker. And, a cracker you are! It’s so funny!

952 days ago
19.

Billy    

82? Really. First off, he looks 182 and second, can this guy look any more like Ron Paul? Well, they both are the same age.

952 days ago
20.

Billy    

He and Ron Paul obviously get their suits at the same place.

952 days ago
21.

Criss    

R.I.P.

952 days ago
22.

kellie    

may he rest in peace,

952 days ago
23.

slush    

RIP Whitney. We know the Illuminati killed you.

952 days ago
24.

slush    

RIP Whitney. We know the Illuminati killed you.

952 days ago
25.

arale norimaki    

Charlie & Chocolate Factory ( not a remake)is a re-imagining of the novel, adhering more closely to Dahl's story than did Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

952 days ago
26.

Delaware D    

I liked him in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He was great with Charlie. RIP, sir.

952 days ago
27.

grumpiestoldman    

What did Scientology have to do with Whitney's death?

952 days ago
28.

Azzkicker    

Awww... I loved "Waking Ned Devine". Sadness...

952 days ago
29.

keeshaxxx    

he was a legend :( miss u granpa out of ccf xx

951 days ago
30.

robert    

RIP. Another real celebrity gone.

951 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web