At the age of 95, the long time actor of both television and film has passed away due to renal failure while he was at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Know for his diverse and large array of roles, he was the oldest living Oscar recipient for his part as the lovesick butcher in the 1955 film Marty. Normally cast as the villain he’s also known for beating up Sinatra in From Here To Eternity.
Borgnine’s biggest role was when he starred as the title character in McHale’s Navy, the TV comedy from the 1960s. He later went on to star in the action series in Airwolf. In 2009 he came to guest star in ER at the age of 92 and walked away with an Emmy nom for the two episodes. His most recent recognizable role in television was as the voice of Mermaid Man in Spongebob Squarepants.
During his lifetime he was nominated for Emmys and won a Life Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild, in addition to his Academy Award For Best Actor.
As a truly great actor he will be remembered for his roles in over 200 different projects.