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Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent, who starred in ‘Away From Her,’ has died at 92

By The Canadian Press on February 25, 2023.

Actor Gordon Pinsent poses for a portrait in his Toronto home on Tuesday February 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent has died at the age of 92, his friend actor Mark Critch has confirmed in a phone interview with The Canadian Press.

The Newfoundland native has been a household name in Canada for decades, known for his many appearances on stage and screen.

Critch says he will miss Pinsent as a mentor, friend, hero and “giant colossus of Canadian entertainment.”

Born in Grand Falls, N.L., in 1930, Pinsent was the youngest of six children born to Stephen Pinsent, a paper mill worker and cobbler, and his wife, Flossie.

Pinsent’s career hit its peak well into his 70s with an award-winning performance as the heartbroken husband in the film “Away From Her.”

The adored actor became known internationally after his Genie Award-winning turn as Grant in Sarah Polley’s acclaimed directorial debut.

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