Matthew Cowles, the Soap Opera Actor Husband of Christine Baranski, Dies at Age 69

Matthew Cowles and Christine Baranski
Matthew Cowles, the husband of Christine Baranski, died at age 69 on May 22. Ben Hider/Getty Images

Soap opera star Matthew Cowles died at age 69 on Thursday, May 22. Cowles was married to Good Wife actress Christine Baranski for more than 30 years. 

A two-time Daytime Emmy nominee, Cowles was best known for his role as Billy Clyde Tuggle on the soap opera All My Children

His manager Tsu Tsu Stanton tweeted about the loss on May 23, writing, "#Matthew Cowles passed away on 5/22.I had the pleasure of being his manager. He was a very gifted and kind man who loved life and everyone."

Cowles had roles in 2000's Nurse Betty and 2010's Shutter Island, and in addition to his time on All My Children, he spent time on Oz, Lonesome Dove, and The Bold and the Beautiful

The son of Broadway producer Chandler Cowles also worked as a playwright in New York and starred on Broadway in Malcolm, The Time of Your Life, and Sweet Bird of Youth

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