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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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habsgirl    

My dad and I could watch Waking Ned Devine over and over...what a smart and witty film with wonderfully talented actors, not the least of which was David Kelly. The scene with the motorcycle and the eulogy were a complete pleasure to watch. His talent will be missed, but fondly remembered.

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prameela    

Posting the best

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