Jamie Lee Curtis: My Dad Leaves Behind Devoted Family and Fans

09/30/2010 at 03:35 PM EDT

Jamie Lee Curtis: My Dad Leaves Behind Devoted Family and Fans
Tony and Jamie Lee Curtis
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Jamie Lee Curtis says her late father, Tony Curtis, who died Wednesday in Las Vegas from cardiac arrest, will be remembered as both a screen legend and family man.

"My father leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies and in his paintings and assemblages," the actress, 51, said in a statement Thursday.

"He leaves behind children and their families who loved him and respected him and a wife and in-laws who were devoted to him. He also leaves behind fans all over the world," added Curtis.





The star was 85 and also suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Jamie Lee, the daughter of Curtis and his first wife, actress Janet Leigh, was previously estranged from her father for a period of time but later reconciled.

Curtis also had five other children between his five marriages.



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