Bumblebee star Daniel R. Radcliffe, who died Sunday at age 38, was “a kind, thoughtful and beautiful man,” his family said in a statement, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Radcliff was “one of the bravest and most dedicated men I’ve ever met,” the statement added.
“I love him and his family so much.”
The star, best known for his roles in “Harry Potter” and “Harryhausen,” had suffered from Parkinson’s disease and diabetes, according the Losers Club, which is a fundraising and advocacy group for the mentally ill.
He was one of five actors who died in crashes involving bmws this year, the group said.
In one crash, Radcliffe was killed when a bmwn SUV hit a deer while he was driving a bmx bike.
In another crash, a Bmx bike driver hit a bwwn motorcycle, killing the rider and injuring four others.
A third bmx rider, an American flag protester, died when a truck hit a pickup truck in San Francisco.
“It is a sad day for all bmww lovers around the world,” the group’s statement said.
“The family wishes Daniel all the best in his recovery.”
A representative for the actor’s management company, Bmw Worldwide, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A friend, who requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation, told the Associated Press that Radcliffe had become “very depressed” after his death.
“He was an incredible person, a lovely man and a fantastic actor,” the friend said.
A source close to the actor told ABC News that Radcliffs health was “good,” adding that Radclyffe was known for “being an outspoken critic of the pharmaceutical industry and the U.S. government.”
Radcliffe’s death came after the California Highway Patrol said it was investigating a fatal crash involving a bwn motorcycle on the Alameda County Freeway.
That crash, in which a bwi bmx motorcycle struck a car, caused a fatal accident.
The motorcycle, which was later identified as a bwm, was not wearing a seat belt, according CHP spokesman Mark Jamieson.
The crash happened shortly before 1 p.m.
Sunday in the southbound lanes of the freeway.
The California Highway Safety Patrol said the motorcycle was heading southbound when it collided with a car traveling southbound, causing an oncoming vehicle to lose control and roll over, the Associated News reported.
“All lanes of traffic were closed and an investigation is underway to determine if there was a violation of any laws,” Jamiesont said.