Alan Arkin, who won an Oscar for ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ in 2007, has died. Fox News Digital confirmed through Akin’s sons Adam, Matthew and Anthony that the actor died Thursday at his home in Carlsbad, Calif., at the age of 89. Our father was an exceptionally gifted force of nature as an artist and as a man,” the family said in a statement. “He was a loving husband, father, great-grandfather and great-grandfather, and we loved him dearly and will miss him dearly.” Muere Alan Arkin, Murio el Ganador de oscar por Little Miss sunshine 2Arkin is also known for his portrayal of Lester Siegel in Ben Affleck’s “Escape from Tehran,” which won Best Picture. son, grandson and great-grandson. He was also nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for ‘Escape from Tehran’. Alkin died Friday at his home in Carlsbad, Calif., Variety reported. His sons Adam, Matthew and Anthony told PEOPLE joint statement, “Our father was an exceptionally gifted force of nature, both as an artist and as a human being.” He was a loving husband, father, great-grandfather and great-grandfather who we love and will miss dearly. Akin has appeared in over 100 movies and TV shows and has been nominated for an Oscar four times. He was initially turned down for the award-winning role in Little Miss Sunshine because the directors thought he was too fit. rejection I ever had in my life — they thought I was too manly,” Arkin told The New York Times in a 2007 interview in which he allegedly jokingly flexed his biceps and struck a bodybuilder pose. His big screen appearances also included Catch-22 in 1970 and Edward Scissorhands in 1990. Most recently, he voiced the villainous Wild Knuckles in last year’s hit anime Minions: Gru Rise. Arkin also won a Tony Award in 1963 for his first big stage. role in “Enter Laughing” by Carl Reiner.