Streep has said that she took the role primarily to be close to her fiance. In his short life, John Cazale was only in five movies. But it's really the smaller details that makes Cazale great—things that most.
Meryl was romantically involved with actor John Cazale for a total of 7 years, culminating with his death at age 42 in 1978 from bone cancer. She is very reluctant to discuss the relationship with anyone.
The tragic romance that shaped Meryl Streep’s life.: The tragic romance that shaped Meryl Streep’s life
Meryl Streep – One Of The Most Prominent Hollywood Names The Academy-winning actress Meryl Streep has been present on the big screen since 1971. The actress was in a relationship with John Cazale who passed away in 1978 due to lung cancer (no wrongful death lawyer was needed). His last will and testament probably mentioned Meryl as …