French actor Jean-Pierre Cassel died three days ago — Thursday, 4.19 — in Paris after a long illness. A statement was issued Friday, the Hollywood Reporter posted Rebecca Leffler‘s story a day after that, and some of us didn’t get around to reading the story until Sunday. The 74 year-old was Vincent Cassel‘s dad. The elder Cassel’s final film, Julian Schnabel‘s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, will show at the Cannes Film Festival next month.