Brimley died Saturday while hospitalized in St. George, Utah, his supervisor Lynda Bensky told CNN. He had been in the ICU, where he had been undergoing treatment for health problems and was on dialysis. “Wilford Brimley was a guy you could expect. He explained what he meant and he meant what he said,” Bensky said. “He had a hard exterior and a heart. I am sad I will no longer have to listen to my friend’s wonderful stories. He had been one of some kind.”His film credits to the 1970s and comprise “Cocoon,” “The Natural” and “The Thing.” In addition, he starred in many television series, including NBC’s “Our House” as a gruff widower who requests his daughter-in-law along with her children to live with him. Besides Quaker Oats, in addition, he appeared in advertisements for the American Diabetes Association, in which he utilized his raspy baritone to encourage folks to test their blood glucose frequently. Through time, he made a new legion of fans — many centuries after his film looks — attracted to memes paying tribute to his mustache. “RIP Wilford Brimley — so many fantastic performances, but I will never forget seeing him sing this astonishingly tender ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green,'” comedian Stephen Colbert tweeted. Brimley is survived by his wife, Beverly, and three sons.