Celebrity deaths in 2012 - In Memoriam

Slideshow posted in Photos | Friday, January 20, 2012

1 of 186: Charles Durning, an Oscar-nominated character actor known for roles in movies such as 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' (pictured), 'Tootsie" and 'The Sting, died at age 89 on Dec. 24, 2012.

He passed away at his home in Manhattan , a rep for the actor said in a statement obtained by OTRC.com. Durning, who is also a World War II veteran, is survived by his three children -- Michele, Douglas and Jeanine Durning, who all live in New York City as well. Their mother is his first wife, Carole. He married his second wife, Mary Ann, in 1975.

Check out 9 facts about Charles Durning. (Universal Pictures)