American actor, Art Metrano, has died from natural causes at 84.
He died on Wednesday, September 8 at his home in Aventura Florida.
His son, Harry Metrano, made the announcement on his Instagram page on Thursday, September 9.
Harry said, “It’s with a heavy heart that I write this caption. Yesterday I lost my best friend, my mentor, my dad. He was and will always be the toughest man I know. I have never met someone who has over come more adversities than him.
“He’s fought and won so much over the years that I always viewed him as indestructible, but the truth is we don’t live forever on earth, but a person’s spirit can live forever within you.
“Dad, you will always be a part of me and I will continue to live out your legacy.
“When someone came up with the quote, “legends never die,” I’m pretty sure they were talking about you dad. I love you and miss you so much! One day I’ll see you again. Rest in Paradise. You’re now my guardian angel.”
He is best known for his police roles in two Police Academy films.
Art was born on September 22, 1936. He also appeared on TV shows and movies like ‘Happy Days’, ‘Joanie loves Chachi’, ‘Mod Squad’, and others.
Art had suffered a serious injury, broke his neck and injured his spinal cord from a fall from a ladder in 1989, which limited his mobility and hindered his career.
Although, he had performed a one-man show on his wheelchair after the accident, he retired thereafter.