‘The Sandlot’ actor Art LaFleur, 78, dies of Parkinson’s

‘The Sandlot’ actor Art LaFleur, 78, dies of Parkinson’s

Art LaFleur, a prolific character actor who played Babe Ruth in “The Sandlot,” died earlier this month, according to reports.

LaFleur, died Nov. 17 after a decade-long battle with Parkinson’s disease, according to Deadline Hollywood. He was 78.

“He was a generous and selfless man which carried over to his acting but more importantly it was who he was for his family and friends,” the actor’s widow, Shelly LaFleur wrote on social media, according to the outlet. “I was so very lucky to have had a 43-year relationship with a man who cherished me and who I adored. Art was larger than life and meant the world to us.”

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LaFleur died at home in Los Angeles, and was cracking jokes until the end, The Sun reported.


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