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Alan Arkin: Oscar-winning actor who starred in Little Miss Sunshine and Argo has died aged 89 | Ents & Arts News

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Oscar-winning US actor Alan Arkin has died at the age of 89.

Arkin was named best supporting actor for his role in Little Miss Sunshine at the Academy Awards in 2007.

He was also nominated for an Oscar in the best supporting actor category for Argo.

Arkin died on Friday at his home in Carlsbad, California, according to Variety.

His sons Adam, Matthew and Anthony told People magazine in a joint statement: “Our father was a uniquely talented force of nature, both as an artist and a man.

“A loving husband, father, grand and great grandfather, he was adored and will be deeply missed.”

Arkin appeared in more than 100 films and TV shows and was nominated for an Academy Award four times.

He also won a Tony Award, Broadway’s top honors, in 1963 for his first major stage role in Carl Reiner’s Enter Laughing.

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