Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972’s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died. He was 83. CBS Los Angeles reports.

(CNN)Ned Beatty, an Oscar-nominated character actor whose many films include “Deliverance” and “Superman,” has died at the age of 83.”Ned passed away from natural causes Sunday morning, surrounded by his family and loved ones,” Shelter Entertainment Group Talent Manager Deborah Miller told CNN in an email.Beatty’s first film role gained him lasting notice in the…