“Yellowstone” Actor Dabney Coleman Dies At 92, Kevin Costner Pays Tribute


Yellowstone fans are mourning the loss of Dabney Coleman, the actor who portrayed John Dutton, Sr. in the Paramount Network drama.

Coleman’s daughter, Quincy Coleman, shared in a statement that her father passed away on Thursday, May 16, at his residence in Santa Monica. Coleman, who died at 92, was fondly remembered by the Yellowstone team, who described him as a “legendary actor and member of the Yellowstone family” in a post shared on their Instagram account.


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Among those honoring Dabney Coleman’s legacy is his Yellowstone co-star Kevin Costner, who portrayed John Dutton III, the son of Coleman’s character.

Kevin Costner paid tribute to the late actor by sharing an emotional scene from the show’s season 2 finale, “Sins of the Father,” on his Instagram story. Costner described the scene as one of the most heart-wrenching moments he had been a part of and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to work with a legendary actor like Coleman.

“One of the most heart wrenching scenes I’ve been a part of. What an honor to have gotten to work with Dabney Coleman. May he rest in peace.”

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Dolly Parton, who Coleman starred alongside in the classic film 9 to 5 also shared a statement regarding the veteran actors passing.


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About Dabney Coleman’s Legacy

With a career that spanned over six decades, Dabney Coleman graced both the big and small screens, often playing the villain role.  His impressive resume includes playing memorable characters in films such as 9 to 5, Tootsie, and You’ve Got Mail. On television, he captivated audiences with his portrayals in shows like Buffalo Bill and Boardwalk Empire.

Over his career, Coleman appeared in over 60 films and TV projects, earning recognition as a six-time Emmy nominee and winning in 1987 for his work in the TV film Sworn to Silence. In 2014, his contributions to the entertainment industry were further honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, according to PEOPLE, solidifying his status as a Hollywood icon.


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