HOLLYWOOD actor Michael Constantine passed away on August 31, 2021.
Constantine was best known for playing Gus, the dad of Toula Portokalo in the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
What was Michael Constantine's cause of death?
Michael Constantine passed away from natural causes at his home in Reading, Pennsylvania, his family confirmed.
The 94-year-old reportedly battled an undisclosed illness for several years.
Tributes from the entertainment world have poured in as news of Constantine's death emerged.
Actress Nia Vardalos, who starred as Portokalos, tweeted: “Michael Constantine, the dad to our cast-family, a gift to the written word, and always a friend. Acting with him came with a rush of love and fun.
“I will treasure this man who brought Gus to life. He gave us so much laughter and deserves a rest now. We love you Michael.”
Actor Bradley Whitford said: "Michael Constantine was a terrific actor and a wonderfully kind man. Well done, sir. Rest In Peace."
Constantine's sister Patricia Gordon said her brother was "loving and giving".
She told The Reading Eagle: "(He was) the most generous person you’d ever want to meet. The world is a better place because of him – really truly."
Patricia said that Constantine was "very much a family person" and loved his children, siblings, and parents.
Was Michael Constantine married?
Constantine was married twice throughout his life.
He first tied the knot with actress Julianna McCarthy in 1953.
McCarthy was best known for starring in the soap opera The Young and The Restless playing the role of Liz Foster for over a decade.
Constantine and McCarthy had two children, Thea, and Brendan Constantine.
They divorced in 1969 and he remarried Kathleen Christopher five years later.
However, the pair separated in 1974.
What was Michael Constantine’s net worth?
Constantine was reportedly worth $2million, according to Married Biography.
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