TV Star Chad Everett Dies at Age 75

Celebrity News Jul. 25, 2012 AT 9:00AM
Chad Everett on January 4, 1967 Chad Everett on January 4, 1967 Credit: Photoshot/Getty

Rest in peace, Chad Everett.

The television and film actor best known for his starring role in 1970s series Medical Center died at home Tuesday in Los Angeles, the Associated Press confirms.

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Everett was 75, and had been battling lung cancer for more than a year, his daughter explained to the AP.

Working in Hollywood for 40-plus years, Everett starred at Dr. Joe Gannon on Medical Center, which ran for seven seasons -- at the time, the longest-running medical drama (tied with Marcus Welby, M.D.)

With later TV credits that include The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote, Without a Trace and Castle, the handsome actor also starred in such high-profile films as David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho plus the Jigsaw Murders, The Firechasers, Airplane II: The Sequel and more.

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He is survived by his two daughters Katherine and Shannon with his late wife Shelby Grant.

 

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