April 20, 2011 11:08:00 GMT
Hollywood actor Jon Cedar has died after a brief battle with leukaemia.
The star, Jon Cedar passed away on Thursday in Tarzana, California. He was 80.
Jon Cedar started his career on the stage, appearing Off-Broadway and in tours across the U.S. in shows including "&tThe Deputy and South He also racked up a number of roles in feature films including "Foxy Brown", "Capricorn One" and "Murder in Mind", while also appearing in TV shows such as "Hogan's Heroes", and "Murder, She Wrote".
Jon Cedar is survived by his longtime companion, Elynore Leigh, his actress daughter Loren Thompson, producer son Michael Cedar and his actor brother George Cedar, as well as several grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday at the Groman Eden Mortuary in Mission Hills, California, according to Variety.com.