Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Actor Stanley Kamel Dead At Age 65

Actor Stanley Kamel was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday. He was 65. Access Hollywood first reported the news of the actor’s passing. L.A. Fire officials told TMZ.com they responded to a 911 call from Kamel's Hollywood Hills home yesterday just before 4:00 PM. They tell TMZ their investigation is still "incomplete."

A cause of death at this time is unknown, but the L.A. County Coroner tells us they don't have the case. According to AccessHollywood.com, the actor was found by his longtime agents.

Kamel is known for playing Rebecca Gayheart's father on Beverly Hills 90210, as well as for roles on The West Wing, Six Feet Under, Melrose Place, The Golden Girls, Days of Our Lives and Murder One.

He mostly recently he and regained fame playing Dr. Charles Kroger on the USA hit Monk. In a statement, a USA rep said, "USA is deeply saddened by the news of Stanley Kamel's passing. Stanley was an amazingly talented and extremely kind man, and an important member of the USA family. He will be sorely missed."

Source: www.usmagazine.com and www.tmz.com

This is sad. I really loved his performance as Dr. Kroger on Monk. It will be sad not to see him playing that role again.

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