Tony Curtis passed away September 29 2010

Tony Curtis dies

30 Sep 2010

Jamie Lee Curtis' dad suffered severe health problems

Famed actor Tony Curtis passed away on Wednesday (September 29) after struggling with his heath since 2006. He was first struck down by pneumonia four years ago before developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) last year.

The Hollywood veteran was the father to renowned actress Jamie Lee Curtis. He was also known for his brief fling with Marilyn Monroe in 1949 which he later documented in his biography.

Tony Curtis is said to have died from complications related to COPD.

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