‘In-Laws,' ‘All of Me' Actor Richard Libertini Dies at 82

The comedic character actor Richard Libertini has died. He was 82.

Libertini's ex-wife Melinda Dillon says he died Jan. 7 after a 2-yearlong battle with cancer.

The bald-and-bearded actor portrayed such memorable characters as the wacky Latin American general from 1979's "The In-Laws," the eccentric Tibetan mystic from 1984's "All of Me" and the boss of Chevy Chase's newspaper reporter Irwin Fletcher in the "Fletch" films.

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Libertini also appeared in the movies "Big Trouble," ''Days of Heaven," ''Popeye" and "Awakenings," as well as the TV series "Baretta," ''The Bob Newhart Show," ''Moonlighting" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine."

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Libertini started his career with the Second City improvisational group in Chicago.

He is survived by his son, Richard; sister, Alice; and brother, Albert.

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