Veteran actor Gavin MacLeod, who starred in lead roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Love Boat, has passed away. He was 90 years old!
MacLeod died early Saturday morning surrounded by his loved ones and caretakers after a long battle with various illnesses. Though an official cause of death is yet to be reported at this time they are guessing it could have been from one of the many things he battled or even just natural causes due to his age.
Gavin MacLeod, who starred in lead roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Love Boat died early Saturday morning. He was 90 years old.
MacLeod had been a veteran actor at the age of 89 when he passed away from natural causes while surrounded by loved ones under caretakers’ supervision on Saturday morning.
Perhaps best known for playing Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, MacLeod played the head writer of the fictional TV station that Mary Richards worked at. He appeared in all 168 episodes over seven seasons and was seen as one of America’s favorite comedic actors throughout his career.
The Love Boat was a hit TV show in the 1980s, and Captain Stubing entertained audiences for 10 years with his witty attitude. He received five Golden Globe nominations during this time period!
MacLeod had a long, fruitful career as Captain Merrill Stubing in The Love Boat. In total, he spent 250 episodes playing the captain on what many consider to be TV’s quintessential ’70s show. He also garnered five Golden Globe nominations for his work over 10 years with the popular series and its subsequent spinoffs.
With over seven decades in the business, MacLeod’s other credits included shows like Hawaii Five-O, Hogan’s Heroes Perry Mason McHale’s Navy The Andy Griffith Show My Favorite Martian Charlie Angels Murder She Wrote Oz JAG That ’70s Show Touched by an Angel, and more.
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