Jamie Lee Curtis Remembers Her Late Father

Posted Thursday September 30, 2010 3:57 PM GMT

Always one of the most difficult moment's in a person's life, Jamie Lee Curtis finds herself saying goodbye to her late father, Tony Curtis.

Passing away at his Las Vegas residence on Wednesday (September 29) at the age of 85, Tony suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease before succumbing to a heart attack.

Releasing a statement on Thursday (September 30), Jamie Lee said, "My father leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies and in his paintings and assemblages."

The 51-year-old actress added, "He leaves behind children and their families who loved him and respected him and a wife and in-laws who were devoted to him. He also leaves behind fans all over the world."