James Gammon Dies Of Cancer

By Reema, Gaea News Network
Sunday, July 18, 2010

CALIFORNIA (GaeaTimes.com)- The famous character actor of television and films, James Gammon breathed his last on Friday at his daughter’s house at Costa Mesa, California. James Gammon was 70-years-old and was staying at his daughter place with his wife Nancy for some time now. The death of the actor was confirmed to media sources by the family. He was surrounded by close family members at the time of his death. The actor was suffering from cancer in adrenal glands and liver.

On Saturday wife of James Gammon said to media sources that the actor was diagnosed with the cancer two and a half years ago. However, it was only recently that the cancer came back aggressively in the life of the actor whose condition deteriorated sharply. Nancy Gammon said that the cancer was in such a stage that the doctors could perform neither surgery nor chemotherapy to help the situation in any way. She also added that the actor wanted to return home and that is why he was brought home and the family members acted as hospice.

James Gammon’s gravy voice had always distinguished him from other actors. He had acted in many television series and film projects and is known best for his role in “Major League” and “Cold Mountain”. However, it is his role on stage that made him a favorite with his fans and other actors. On Saturday, Tom Bower actor and friend of James Gammon remembered the actor as a person who had a God Gifted voice which did magic on stage. While he could do King Lear on stage due to his grave tonal quality, “he was more often thought of as the gnarly, western guy”.

will not be displayed