Actor George Kennedy Has Passed Away at 91 Chris Salce February 29, 2016 TMZ has reported that Naked Gun and Cool Hand Luke actor, George Kennedy, has died at the age of 91. Kennedy’s grandson, Cory Schenkel, said that Kennedy passed away Sunday morning in Boise, Idaho. Schenkel said that his grandfather’s health was worsening after the death of his wife Joan. Kennedy won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in the film Cool Hand Luke. He appeared on the TV series Dallas and all of the Naked Gun films. His last role was in 2014’s The Gambler as Ed.