Home ImprovementAnd Santa Clause star Tim Allen has His thoughts were sharedArt LaFleur has died. The SandlotAnd Field of DreamsStar appeared alongside Allen in many projects over the years. This earned him a pleasant tribute. Last Man Standing star.
After a decade of fighting Parkinson’s disease, Lafleur died on Wednesday, November 17. He was 78. According to reports, Lafleur was still laughing with his family before he died. He was followed by his children and wife Shelley.
Last Wednesday, the Molinator Art LaFleur died. He was a gifted actor, father, and husband. We are grateful to him. All my best to you and your family.
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) November 21, 2021
LaFleur portrayed Jim Home ImprovementAn episode from 1991. Allen later rejoins the show. Santa ClauseThe Tooth Fairy was followed by sequels. LaFleur’s Tooth Fairy was a bit gruffer than one might expect. She went by the name The Molinator. Allen’s touching tribute to the actor acknowledged this role.
Soon after Allen’s tweet was posted, fans chimed in to honor the actor and his memorable roles besides The Santa Clause. “RIP to the Molarnator,”One fan wrote. “My daughter and I just watched Santa Claus 3 yesterday because she loves the 3rd one and now to know he’s gone is so sad. Now you have different kinds of wings Molinator,”An additional option was added. “Heartbreaking, Christmas will be a little sad this year while watching the trilogy,”A third author wrote.
LaFleur was a long-lasting actor with memorable roles besides those mentioned above. He had roles in some of the most iconic films of the 1980s, such as The Blob remake or Cobra along with Sylvester Stallone. He’d also appear on television in series like Man of the House and M*A*S*H. He shared a funny story that summed up in career in a 2011 Media Mikes interview
— Kenneth Vert Jones (@kennyvert) November 21, 2021
“It used to be Field of Dreams, then later Santa Clause but lately it’s been The Sandlot. You know it’s funny, every once in a while someone will come up and say, ‘Hey, you’re Art LaFleur!’ They’ll use my real name,”The actor stated. “And I’m so shocked at that. I can understand somebody recognizing me from one of those films we’ve talked about but knowing my actual name? When they say, ‘you’re Art LaFleur, aren’t you,’ I’m always surprised.”This quote really captures the spirit of his friends and family in the wake of his death.