Actor Wilford Brimley, regarded for his function in Tv advertisements promoting diabetes awareness, died in a Utah medical center Saturday early morning. He was 85.

“Wilford Brimley was a guy you could rely on. He mentioned what he intended and he meant what he claimed. I’m unfortunate that I will no extended get to hear my friend’s amazing tales. He was one particular of a form,” Brimley’s agent, Lynda Bensky, advised Newsweek.

Brimley had been on dialysis at the time of his loss of life and battled other medical situations, Bensky reported.

He experienced from diabetic issues mellitus, which prompt­ed him to look in American Diabetic issues Foundation commercials to educate the general public about the disorder.

On the big monitor, he was finest recognized for taking part in Ben Luckett in the 1985 film “Cocoon.”

He also famously created down-dwelling Television set commercials for Quaker Oats.