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

Tony and Jamie Lee Curtis

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updated 09/30/2010 AT 3:00 PM ET

originally published 09/30/2010 AT 3:35 PM ET

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.


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