Legendary actor James Caan has passed away at 82 years of age. His family confirmed his death on Twitter this Thursday the 7th of July. In the statement, they wrote: “It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6”.
“The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time”.
He is a Golden Globe, Emmy, and Oscar nominee and even has his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
The 82-year-old actor has had four failed marriages during the course of his life, resulting in four ex-wives. His life was a series of weddings and divorces.
This has piqued many people’s interest in his love life. If you are one of them, read on to find out more about his four ex-wives and who they are.
About Dee Jay Mathis
James Caan’s first wife’s name is Dee Jay Mathis. The two got married in 1961 and stayed together for five years, until 1966.
They had reportedly dated for two years before their marriage. At the time of the relationship, James was a mere 21 years old.
They have a daughter together, Tara Caan.
Tara was born on November 5th, 1964.
It appears there is not much information available about Dee Jay Mathis or why the couple separated.
During the years of this particular marriage (1964-65), James played some of his most decisive roles. He was a budding actor when he did the likes of Lady in a Cage and The Glory Guys.
About Sheila Ryan
Their marriage was in 1976 and the pair had a son together, Scott Caan. Scott was born on August 23rd, 1976.
However, just a year into their marriage they divorced and separated in 1977.
Sheila was a Playboy cover girl and previously dated Elvis Presley.
She was also an actress. Her most significant roles were in the movies Road House, Shelter from the Storm, and Fertilize the Blaspheming Bombshell. She starred in them between 1989 to 1994.
Sheila Ryan passed away in 2012 from cancer.
About Ingrid Hajek
Thirteen years later in 1990, James Caan proceeded to wed his third wife, Ingrid Hajek. The actor was 50 years old when he married Ingrid who was 30. The pair had a 20-year age difference between them.
They share a son together, Alexander James Caan, who was born on April 10, 1991.
There is no information regarding why the two later divorced.
Ingrid is now reportedly a life coach. She is based in California.
About Linda Stokes
James’s final wife was Linda Stokes, who according to her IMDb profile is an actress and costume designer. She starred in Punks in 2000 and The Fields in 2011.
The pair got together in 1995 and divorced in November 2009. They cited “irreconcilable differences” as their reason for the divorce.
During this time they had two sons together, James Arthur Caan in 1995 and Jacob Nicholas Caan in 1998.
However, it appears the two did indeed reconcile a few times before finally divorcing in 2016.
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