Police Academy actor Art Metrano died recently of natural causes, his family shared with the Hollywood Reporter on Thursday.
Metrano played police captain Ernie Mauser in “Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment ” and “Police Academy 3: Back in Training.” He was 84 years old.
Metrano’s son Harry said that his father died in Aventura, Florida, and called him his “best friend” in a tribute online.
“Yesterday I lost my best friend, my mentor, my dad,” Harry wrote. “He was and will always be the toughest man I know. I have never met someone who has over come more adversities than him.”
His son also said that Metrano would always be a part of him and that he was now his “guardian angel.”
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