Oscar-nominated actor Robert Loggia has died at the age of 85 on December 4 in Los Angeles, his widow Audrey confirmed to Variety.
Robert Loggia had been battling Alzheimer’s disease for the past five years.
He was nominated for a Supporting Actor Academy Award for 1986’s Jagged Edge for his portrayal of a blunt private detective.
Robert Loggia’s most notable movie roles included Scarface, Independence Day, Prizzi’s Honor, An Officer and a Gentleman, Big and Problem Child.
Robert Loggia was a versatile supporting actor, assembling credits on three different episodes of The Rockford Files as three different characters. He also portrayed a violent mobster named Feech La Manna on several episodes of The Sopranos.
He was born to Italian immigrants in Staten Island. After serving two years in the US Army, Robert Loggia began classes with Stella Adler and at The Actors Studio.
Robert Loggia is survived by his widow; three children, Tracy, John and Kristina, and a stepchild, Cynthia.
His family has asked that donations be made to the Motion Picture and Television Fund.
Robert Loggia was an active supporter of the fund.
Funeral services will be private.