Sad news for Devane fans. Speculation had been rife that the American actor best known for his roles in 24 or Knots Landing, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 82, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 13/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being an actor isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouWilliam was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“William Devane was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouWilliam”
— @universalObserver, 12 Aug 2020
“Devane wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 12 Aug 2020
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