According to CNN, Brimley died while hospitalized in St.
He was on dialysis and was receiving treatment there for medical problems. Known for his resplendent walrus mustache, Brimley appeared on television shows, Quaker Oats ads, and the films "Cocoon," "The Natural" and "The Thing." He also appeared in commercials for the American Diabetes Association, where he used his raspy baritone to urge people to check their blood sugar often.
Beloved actor Wilford Brimley has died. Brimley appeared on the big screen, in television shows, and on Quaker Oats commercials, for decades. Brimley died Saturday in St. George, Utah. According to CNN, his manager said he had been in the ICU getting treatment for medical problems and was on dialysis. Brimley is survived by his wife, Beverly, and three sons. He was 85 years-old.