Karl Malden is dead at the ripe old age of 97. He wasn’t sucking down prescriptions drugs to “sleep”. He just died of plain old age.
According to IMDB, the last time he acted professionally was in 2000, on The West Wing. He didn’t do much between 2000 and 1993, but up until 1993 Karl Malden had been a busy man.
I remember going to see Meteor in the movie theater, back in the day. Karl Malden was bad azz.
Ever see him as Reverend Paul Ford in Pollyanna? Awesome. Death comes unexpectedly, indeed. Not to Karl Malden, apparently, who lived to be 97.