According to reports, prolific character actor Art LaFleur, who played Babe Ruth in “The Sandlot,” died earlier this month.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Art Fleur, on Nov. 17 at the age of 78 after a decade-long battle with Parkinson’s disease, has passed away.

“He was a generous and selfless man which carried over to his acting but more importantly it was who he was for his family and friends,” his wife Shelly Stated on social media, according to the Deadline Hollywood. “I was so very lucky to have had a 43-year relationship with a man who cherished me and who I adored. Art was larger than life and meant the world to us.”

The actor’s death was reported by The Sun, who said he died at home in Los Angeles. Until the very end, he was cracking jokes, according to The Sun.

The Chicago Tribune says that he began his career late, not until 1975, when at 32 years old, he relocated from Chicago to Los Angeles. According to IMDB, he previously worked in sales and the restaurant industry.

In the movie The Sandlot, a baseball team is trying to get the ballplayer Babe Ruth’s autograph in order to please their friend whose father has been away for a long time. One of the team members ends up with a ball signed by Babe Ruth in his glove and he goes on to keep it for 47 years before passing it down to one of his sons.

Art LaFleur is an actor who was known for his work in The Sandlot. He also played Babe Ruth. LaFleur had a 10 year battle with Parkinson’s Disease and died on November 17th at the age of 78. His wife Shelly shared a tribute to her husband on social media saying, “He was generous and selfless”. She also said that he cherished her and they’d been together for 43 years. LaFleur jokes were reported as being something that he did right up until the end according to The Sun. IMDB reports on LaFleur’s first job as a 32 year old salesman for a company which was doing well but he wanted to be an actor so he move from Chicago to Los Angeles where he started his career. His first role was in 1975’s Terminal Island and TMZ had reported on his death. He is best known for playing Babe Ruth in The Sandlot, according to IMDB.

The actor Art LaFleur died on November 17th 2021 at the age of 78 after suffering from ten years of Parkinson’s disease according to IMDB. Art LaFleur’s wife Shelly Stated on social media that he was generous and selfless until the end. His acting career began in 1975 where he played his first role, Terminal Island according to TMZ. He is best known for playing Babe Ruth in The Sandlot which he started months after moving to Los Angeles at 32 years old. Art LaFleur was known for his work in The Sandlot, Terminal Island and Babe Ruth according to IMDB.