A number of film greats have left tributes to the man. Mia Farrow tweeted: “Any actor who worked with Brian, can tell you how lucky we were. There was no-one more present, truthful or generous to be in a scene with. Broadway, the movies and TV have lost an irreplaceable giant.”
Dana Delany wrote: “They don’t make his kind anymore.”
Douglas Henshall wrote: “I played Biff Loman opposite Brian Dennehy in Death of a Salesman for 6 months.
“He was amazing. Gentle, vulnerable, irascible, charming, bad tempered, moaned like f***, wonderful story teller, generous to a fault and laugh out loud guffaw funny.”