The acting professional passed away on Weekend of kidney failing at Cedars-Sinai Healthcare Middle in Los Angeles. He was 95.
Borgnine won the Best Actor Oscar for enjoying against kind as the lovesick butchers in "Marty" in 1955. Youthful viewers may know him as the speech of Mermaid Man in "Spongebob Squarepants."
The acting professional is being recalled these days by buddies, lovers and display company co-workers. Here's what some of them had to say:
God bless Ernest Borgnine. An incredibly powerful soul. R.I.P. Ernie
-- Gary Sinise (@GarySinise) July 8, 2012
RIP Ernest Borgnine. You might know him as the voice of Mermaid Man.
-- Nickelodeon (@NickelodeonTV) July 9, 2012
RIP to my movie husband Ernest Borgnine. #BASEketball.
-- Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) July 9, 2012
RIP the great Ernest Borgnine.Start your morning by revisiting his classic, "secret to old age" clip youtube.com/watch?v=3I_PeL
-- Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers21) July 9, 2012
Ernest Borgnine passed away, played cards with him a few times. Won an oscar 4 "Marty". Rest in Peace say.ly/qQs3I3d
-- Dylan McDermott (@DylanMcDermott) July 8, 2012
I cannot express my sorrow at the loss of Ernest Borgnine. He was a true Hollywood icon and a dear friend. My prayers go out to the family.
-- Joe Mantegna (@JoeMantegna) July 8, 2012
Our sweet friend and neighbor Ernest Borgnine may you Rest in Peace!
-- lisa rinna (@lisarinna) July 8, 2012
As a kid, Ernest Borgnine scared the hell out of me as the sadistic train conductor Shack in The Emperor Of The North. #AMasterPasses
-- Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) July 8, 2012
So sad to read about passing of Ernest Borgnine. We spoke recently at Paramount's 100th anniversary photo. A true legend & a gentleman. RIP
-- Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) July 8, 2012
We lost another great guy today, Ernest Borgnine. My deepest condolences to his wife Tova and his family in this difficult time. -Barbara
-- Barbara Eden (@Barbara_Eden) July 8, 2012
Ernest Borgnine. May he rest in peace MT @MarthaPlimpton: Marty (1955) - Final scene: youtu.be/k4lpdP7uKeAGreat, great performance.
-- mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 8, 2012
You will be missed Ernie!say.ly/dlW3I94
-- Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) July 9, 2012
RIP Ernest Borgnine - what an awesome actor.
-- Michael Urie (@michaelurie) July 8, 2012