Ariel Helwani pays tribute as legendary actor Donald Sutherland dies aged 88: "Too many legends passing away lately"

Ariel Helwani
Ariel Helwani (right) paid tribute to legendary actor Donald Sutherland (left) amid news of his passing [Image courtesy: @arielhelwani on X and Instagram]

Ariel Helwani recently paid tribute to a prolific actor who passed away and did so on his social media. Donald Sutherland is the actor in question and has appeared in over 200 films and television shows throughout his career. Sutherland's son Kiefer is also an acclaimed actor in his own right and paid tribute to his father's legacy on X as well.

Sutherland passed away today after a long bout of dealing with illness. He was an honorary Oscar recipient in 2017 and is known for starring in such works as 'The Dirty Dozen', 'M*A*S*H', 'JFK', as well as 'The Hunger Games'. This is to name but a few of the productions he was a part of over seven decades in the industry.

Taking to his personal X page, the MMA journalist paid tribute to the well-known fallen thespian by posting:

"Too many legends passing away lately. RIP Donald Sutherland."

Check out Ariel Helwani's tribute to Donald Sutherland following his passing below:


Ariel Helwani paying tributes throughout 2024

Ariel Helwani referenced too many legends passing away lately in the above post and this has been evident throughout this calendar year so far and the well-known media member's condolences given on social media.

The 41-year-old was also spotlighted when UFC 1 legend Art Jimmerson passed away a couple of months ago at the age of 60. The participant of the inaugural event of the Ultimate Fighting Championship entered the field as a well-regarded boxer and was fondly remembered by many for wearing one glove for his fight with eventual tournament winner Royce Gracie.

Following news of his death breaking, Helwani recalled time reconnecting with Jimmerson a few years ago at a UFC Gym open workout. The award-winning journalist spoke highly of the nice, kind man who had a lot of pride in being a part of mixed martial arts history.

The Canadian-American native also paid homage to the legacy of basketball legend Jerry West who passed away a bit over a week ago. West was a standout player for years as part of the Los Angeles Lakers and his likeness is famously captured in the NBA logo as his silhouette was used as the inspiration for the iconography.

West then continued with the Lakers in a head coach capacity and then a general manager when his competitive career on the court had ended.

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