2/29/2016 1:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
George Kennedy, star of “Cool Hand Luke” and the ‘Naked Gun’ movies, has died at the age of 91 … TMZ has learned.
George’s grandson Cory Schenkel says Kennedy died Sunday morning at 4:30 AM in Boise, ID. He says his grandfather had been in failing health ever since his wife Joan died a little over a year ago. George had been under hospice care for the past month.
Kennedy won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1968 for “Cool Hand Luke.” He also starred in all 3 of the ‘Naked Gun’ flicks, “Airport 1975,” “Earthquake” and many many more.
His last role was in “The Gambler” with Mark Wahlberg in 2014.