Legendary Hollywood actor Henry Silva passed away on Wednesday at his home in California. He was best known for playing gangsters, goons, and henchman, in numerous movies. Read on to know how did Henry Silva die and what was the cause of his death.
Ocean’s Eleven and The Manchurian Candidate were the highlights of Silva’s star-studded career. He was “the last surviving star of the original Oceans 11 Movie,” tweeted Dean Martin’s daughter following the veteran’s demise this week.
How did Henry Silva die?
Henry Silva died on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, in Woodland Hills, California, twenty years after retiring from his lengthy career spanning over five decades. He was 95 years old and passed away of natural causes as confirmed by his son.
Silva’s death was initially reported by his former co-actor Dean Martin’s daughter Deana Martin who appeared alongside him in the Rat Pack caper.
“Our hearts are broken at the loss of our dear friend Henry Silva, one of the nicest, kindest, and most talented men I’ve had the pleasure of calling my friend,” Deana Martin wrote on Twitter Friday afternoon.
Our hearts are broken at the loss of our dear friend Henry Silva, one of the nicest, kindest and most talented men I've had the pleasure of calling my friend. He was the last surviving star of the original Oceans 11 Movie. We love you Henry, you will be missed 🥲 pic.twitter.com/sFOFqRVuU7— Deana Martin (@DeanaMartin_) September 16, 2022
“He was the last surviving star of the original Ocean’s 11 Movie. We love you, Henry, you will be missed,” she added.
Silva’s family has since confirmed the tragic news and confirmed the cause of Henry’s death.
What was the cause of Henry Silva’s death?
Henry Silva died of natural causes as he was already 95 years. Silva had been struggling with old age-related issues recently and his condition had been deteriorating in the last few days as per the comments coming from his family.
He passed away peacefully at his home this Wednesday. Details about his last rites will be available soon. We’ll update this section with more information later.
Who was Henry Silva a.k.a Henrover the coursey Silva
Henry Silva was born on September 14, 2022, in Brooklyn, NYC. He grew up in Harlem and quit schooling to attend drama classes when he was just 13. By 1955, Silva was ready to audition for the Actors Studio and got accepted.
Early in his career, Silva played a succession of villainous roles in films like The Tall T (1967), The Bravados (1958), and The Law and Jake Wade (1958). He also appeared in 1959’s adventure film Green Mansions as a forest-dwelling Venezuela native Kua-Ko.
In 1960, Silva played one of the eleven casino robbers in the Rat Pack caper film Ocean’s 11 which became one of the highlights of his career. Later in his career, Silva was seen in Above the Law, Dick Tracy, and a number of other films.
The most notable appearances of Silva’s long Hollywood career include The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Johnny Cool (1963), Sharky’s Machine (1981), and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999). Most of these came later in his career.
Silva’s final screen appearance came in 2001’s Ocean’s Eleven remake. After that, he retired from acting and got away from the camera.
Fans paying tribute to the Hollywood Tough Guy Henry Silva
Henry Silva was known as a tough guy in Hollywood who was usually seen in villainous roles as a gangster, goon, or crime master. Despite being of Italian and Puerto Rican descent, he often portrayed roles of other ethnicities including Korean, Venezuela, and Native American.
Tributes haven’t stopped ever since the news of Silva’s passing emerged on social media platforms. Fans are paying respect to the late actor without stopping.
Henry Silva is survived by his two sons, Michael and Scott.
Our heart goes out to his loved ones. May the departed soul rest in peace.