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Today, we have sad news: actor David Huddleston has passed away at 85. Known for major roles in The Big Lebowski and Santa Claus: The Movie, Huddleston died of advanced heart and kidney disease.

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Born in September 17, 1930, the late Huddleston was a known character actor. His acting career was a notable one, and he was recognized for a guest role in The Wonder Years (where Huddleston played Grandpa Arnold) with a nomination for an Emmy in 1990. Huddleston also served over 10 years on the Screen Actors Guild’s national board. Prior to becoming an actor, Huddleston was a mechanic for the U.S. Air Force.

His wife, Sarah Koeppe, mourns her beloved husband.

“He’d always make you laugh,” Koeppe told the Sante Fe New Mexican.

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Looking back on his life, Koeppe said, he was nostalgic and happy with how much he’d accomplished in his 85 years.

“[He was] so amazed as he looked back at what happened in his life.”

Rest in peace, David Huddleston. We send our love.