Bradley Cooper’s father passes away

Updated: Jan 19, 2011, 17:22 PM IST

Washington: Bradley Cooper’s father Charles passed away on Jan. 15 after a long illness. He was 71.

Charles Cooper was a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch, reports People mag.

He is survived by his wife (and Bradley`s mother) Gloria and a daughter, Holly, as well as his sister, Nancy Peacock.

After hearing the news, Renee Zellweger, Bradley’s girlfriend, pulled out of the Golden Globe awards at the last minute to be with him.