Art Metrano, a stand-up comedian best known for his role as ruthless police captain Ernie Mauser in two "Police Academy" films, has died at the age of 84.
The actor died of natural causes at his home in Aventura, Florida on Wednesday, his son, Harry Metrano, told The Hollywood Reporter.
On Thursday, Metrano paid tribute to his father by sharing a carousel of pictures of them together on Instagram.
"Yesterday I lost my best friend, my mentor, my dad. He was and will always be the toughest man I know. I have never met someone who has over come more adversities than him," the accompanying caption read.
"He's fought and won so much over the years that I always viewed him as indestructible, but the truth is we don't live forever on earth, but a person's spirit can live forever within you."