Actor Karl Malden, who won an Oscar for his role in the 1951 film A Streetcar Named Desire, died Wednesday at age 97 as he slept in his Brentwood, Calif., home, his manager Bud Ross said according to Reuters.

Malden won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Mitch in the classic movie.

Malden's manager told CNN he did not know the cause of his death, stating it could be a combination of things. He was 97 years old. The actor's family said he died of natural causes, according to People Magazine.

The actor is survived by his wife Mona, 70 and his daughters Mila and Cara and their husbands, three granddaughters and four great grandchildren, People magazine notes.