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Wilford Brimley, an actor and a Quaker Oats pitchman, dies at 85

August 2, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

attends the premiere of "Did You Hear About the Morgans?" at Ziegfeld Theatre on December 14, 2009 in New York City.

Wilford Brimley, the mustachioed actor who appeared on the big screen, television shows and Quaker Oats commercials, has died. He was 85.

(CNN)Wilford Brimley, the mustachioed actor who appeared on the big screen, television shows and Quaker Oats commercials, has died.

Brimley died Saturday while hospitalized in St. George, Utah, his manager Lynda Bensky told CNN.

"Wilford Brimley was a man you could trust.

In addition to Quaker Oats, he also appeared in commercials for the American Diabetes Association, where he used his raspy baritone to urge people to check their blood sugar often.

Over the years, he earned a new legion of fans -- many born decades after his movie appearances -- drawn to memes paying tribute to his mustache.

"RIP Wilford Brimley -- so many great performances, but I'll never forget seeing him sing this surprisingly tender 'It's Not Easy Being Green,'" comedian Stephen Colbert tweeted.

Brimley is survived by his wife, Beverly, and three sons.

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