In the latest episode of “Yellowstone,” the show paid tribute to late actor Wilford Brimley. The Paramount Network series referred to Brimley as an “artist, a cowboy, and a good friend” on the episode’s title card.
After the episode aired, a number of fans took to Twitter to react to the tribute. Many considered the title card a “classy” move by the network.
Check out some of the fan reactions to the “Yellowstone” Wilford Brimley tribute below:
‘Yellowstone’ and Those Close to Wilford Brimley Remember Him After His Death
The longtime character actor passed earlier this month on Aug. 1 at the age of 85. He died at the hospital in St. George, Utah.
His manager, Lynda Bensky, released a statement to CNN following his death. “Wilford Brimley was a man you could trust. He said what he meant and he meant what he said,” Bensky said. “He had a tough exterior and a tender heart. I’m sad that I will no longer get to hear my friend’s wonderful stories. He was one of a kind.”
Brimlely, remembered by many for his role as the Quaker Oats pitchman, also appeared in a number of movies. His notable film credits include “Cocoon,” “The Firm,” “The Natural,” and “The China Syndrome.”
Dominic Mancini, Brimley’s talent agent, also released a statement about the actor’s death. “He was a wonderful man, a joy to be around, and his dry sense of humor and iconic voice left an everlasting impression on every person he met,” Mancini tells Hollywood Reporter. “I was lucky to call him a friend. To know Wilford was to love Wilford. He had an amazing career and sliced through the screen with his dry wit, stoic stature and powerful conveyance. His unique blend of unexpected comedy and indelible storytelling will always remain unmatched.”
He is survived by his wife, Beverly, and three sons.