What’s Eating Gilbert Grape actress Darlene Cates died at the age of 69. The news was confirmed by her daughter, Sheri on her social media account.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who played Arnie Grape in the 1993 film, paid a tribute the late actress.
Leonardo DiCaprio, ActorDarlene was the best acting mom I ever had the privilege of working alongside. Her endearing personality and incredible talent will live on in the memories of those who knew her, and those who loved her work. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.
Leonardo earned his first Oscar nomination in the film where he played a differently-abled child.
After four subsequent nominations, DiCaprio finally won the Oscar for The Revenant in 2016.
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