1960's Heartthrob Dies in California Hospital; Family Requesting Prayers

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May 24, 2018

It was a sad day for the entertainment industry on Monday. The news of a 1960's heartthrob passing away has fans devastated.

The actor's daughter, Valerie Walker, said that her father had passed away from congestive heart failure. He was taken to a hospital in Grass Valley, California where he later died.

 

He was a real-life merchant seaman and deputy sheriff and starred in the hour-long western show called, "Cheyenne."

The television show lasted for seven seasons which began in 1955 and ended in 1963. "Cheyenne" was an ABC channel hit.

 

The Illinois native moved to Las Vegas where he worked as a Las Vegas sheriff's deputy. As a part-time gig, he was a bouncer at the Sand Hotel. Soon after, he had a chance to be apart of Hollywood.

After "Cheyenne," he appeared in "The Dirty Dozen," and several other big hit movies. But "Cheyenne" was what most people know him from. Many people will recognize the theme song from that show:

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