Tony Curtis Passes Away at Age 85

Posted Thursday September 30, 2010 5:50 AM GMT

Making for quite the somber announcement, Jamie Lee Curtis has revealed that her actor father Tony Curtis has passed away at the age of 85.

Passing away after going into cardiac arrest at his Las Vegas home on Wednesday (September 29), a grieving Jamie Lee broke the saddening news to Entertainment Tonight.

Having been a longtime sufferer of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Tony beat a tough battle with pneumonia back in 2006 before once again being readmitted to a Las Vegas hospital in July after experiencing breathing difficulties.

Having starred in films such as "Some Like It Hot," "The Great Race" and "The Defiant Ones," Mr Curtis previously told People magazine of his ability to land roles, "I was a good-looking kid. That's the only reason I got into the movies."