BREAKING: Oscar-Nominated Actor Dies at 84

Actor Seymour Cassel, who received an Academy Award nomination for “Faces” and appeared in Wes Anderson films including “Rushmore,” died Sunday in Los Angeles of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 84.

Cassel was a veteran of dozens of independent films, appearing in multiple roles in films directed by John Cassavetes and Anderson. In addition to playing Bert Fischer in “Rushmore,” he appeared in “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” He is survived by his three children, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Source: Actor Seymour Cassel, frequent Cassavetes collaborator, dies – SFGate

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