‘Dynasty’ star Brian Dennehy dies at 81

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Actor Brian Dennehy speaks onstage during The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors Nathan Lane With 15th Annual Monte Cristo Award - Inside on April 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 13: Actor Brian Dennehy speaks onstage during The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Honors Nathan Lane With 15th Annual Monte Cristo Award – Inside on April 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center)

Veteran actor Brian Dennehy has died at age 81, TMZ reports.

Law enforcement officials say he passed from natural causes in Connecticut and there will be no autopsy.

The Golden Globe and Tony award winner’s career spanned 50 years over the stage and screen.

He is most well known for playing Jake Dunham on “Dynasty,” which he joined in 1981.

Dennehy’s most noteworthy movie appearance was as Big Tom Callahan in 1995’s “Tommy Boy,” starring Chris Farley.

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