“His love of performing could only be matched by his zest for life and continued dedication to family, friends and beloved pets,” the family said in a statement.

He starred in such films as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Romeo and Juliet, War of the Worlds and others.

He also won a Tony Award for The Kiss of the Spider Woman.

Earlier it was reported that actor John Saxon died in the United States at the age of 84.