Art LaFleur, who acted in The Sandlot, Field of Dreams and The Santa Clause 2 and 3, died last week at age 78 after a 10-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.
LaFleur’s wife Shelley announced her husband’s death on social media Thursday: After a 10 year battle with A-typical Parkinson’s, Art LaFleur, the love of my life passed away . . . He was a generous and selfless man which carried over to his acting but more importantly it was who he was for his family and friends.”
LaFleur also acted in a number of TV shows, including “M*A*S*H,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Home Improvement,” “Lou Grant,” “Webster,” “Soap,” “Hill Street Blues,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Baywatch,” “ER,” “Doogie Howser,” and “The Mentalist.”
“I was so very lucky to have had a 43 year relationship with a man who cherished me and who I adored. Art was larger than life and meant the world to us,” Shelley said.
She also said LaFleur was always proud of his family and that film crews told her that he spoke of them with love and pride.
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