'Police Academy' Chief dies

'Police Academy' Chief dies
He played in seven "Police Academy" movies and had a role in the TV series "Punky Brewster" in the 80s.

On Monday, actor George Gaynes died, 98 years old.

Gaynes died in Washington, according to Variety. The death is confirmed by his daughter, Iya Gaynes Falcone Brown.

On Tuesday, his actor colleague in "Punky Brewster", Soleil Moon Frye, wrote about Gaynes on Twitter:

"The universe just gained a gigantic star. You will be in my heart and soul always & forever.
Your little Punky
RIP George Gaynes".

Gaynes was born in Helsinki, Finland, to a Russian mother and a German father. He grew up in both France, England and Switzerland before he made career in the United States.

The actor leaves behind a wife and a daughter, a grandson and two great-grandchildren. His son, Matthew, died in a car accident in 1989.

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