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Henry Winkler praises ‘singular’ Donald Sutherland in moving tribute following actor’s death aged 88 – 26 years after starring in Ground Control with the star’s son Kiefer

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Henry Winkler praised the late Donald Sutherland and sent his “sincere condolences” to the son of Hollywood legend Kiefer Sutherland.

Winkler, 78, took to X, formerly Twitter, to send Kiefer the touching message following Donald’s death at age 88.

In the message, the Happy Days alum said that both he and his wife Stacey Weitzman sent their condolences to Kiefer.

‘@RealKiefer Stacey and I send you our deepest condolences… Your father was truly unique. Warmly, Henry,” she tweeted.

Winkler starred alongside Kiefer, 57, in the 1998 action thriller Ground Control.

Henry Winkler praised the “unique” Donald Sutherland and sent his “deepest condolences” to the son of Hollywood legend Kiefer Sutherland; Winkler and Kiefer pictured in 2016

Donald Sutherland, photographed in 2017, died Thursday in Miami after suffering a long illness.

Donald Sutherland, photographed in 2017, died Thursday in Miami after suffering a long illness.

In the message, the Happy Days alum said that both he and his wife Stacey Weitzman sent their condolences to Kiefer.

In the message, the Happy Days alum said that both he and his wife Stacey Weitzman sent their condolences to Kiefer.

The late actor died Thursday in Miami after suffering a long illness, his talent agency CAA said. The Hollywood Reporter.

Kiefer announced his father’s death with a moving tribute Thursday.

The 24-year-old star said her father Donald, 88, “loved what he did and did what he loved.”

‘It is with great sadness that I tell you that my father, Donald Sutherland, has passed away. Personally, I think he is one of the most important actors in the history of cinema,” Kiefer stated on Instagram.

“I was never daunted by a role, good, bad or ugly. He loved what he did and did what he loved, and you can never ask for more than that. A life well lived.’

Kiefer, who emulated his father with leading roles in films like Flatliners and Designated Survivor, shared a touching image of himself as a child alongside his father during his heyday.

Donald’s Hollywood career spanned decades, including appearances in The Hunger Games and the ’70s horror film Don’t Look Now.

He won several awards for his eclectic variety of film and television roles, including a supporting actor Emmy for Citizen X in 1995.

Winkler starred alongside Kiefer in the 1998 action thriller Ground Control.

Winkler starred alongside Kiefer in the 1998 action thriller Ground Control.

Kiefer announced the death of his father on Thursday with an emotional tribute

Kiefer announced the death of his father on Thursday with an emotional tribute

Sutherland also earned nine separate Golden Globe nominations for hits like M*A*S*H and Ordinary People, winning two.

His most recent appearance came last year as Judge Parker in Lawmen: Bass Reeves, and he was slated to star in the upcoming apocalyptic film Heart Land, which is in pre-production.

Other stars who paid tribute to Donald included Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe and Nancy Sinatra.

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