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Chad Everett Dies of Lung Cancer at 75

Chad Everett Dies of Lung Cancer at 75

Chad Everett, most famous for his role as Dr. Joe Gannon on the CBS television series drama Medical Center, has passed away at the age of 75.

Chad‘s daughter, Katherine Thorp, said he died Tuesday (July 24) at his home in Los Angeles after a year-and-a-half-long battle with lung cancer, according to the Associated Press.

The Golden Globe-nominated actor was also known for his roles in The Love Boat, Murder She Wrote, Melrose Place, and most recently ABC’s Castle.

We send our condolences to Chad‘s friends and family during this difficult time.

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  • kel

    More sad news. RIP, Mr. Everett.

  • ck

    Don’t smoke kids.

    RIP Chad. Class act.

  • Rocky

    Chad was such a good looking guy and a class act to boot. Why are the ‘good’ ones leaving and we’re left behind with people who are called actors, yet can’t act. Rest in peace Dr. Gannon.

  • Just so

    Ahhhh Dr. Gannon. Say it isn’t so! RIP.

  • food 4 thought

    Just saw him recently on Castle. He was such a handsome man, and a good actor too. Hope he had a very happy life. RIP.

  • Gossipgirl

    Damn! I loved this man when I was a kid! Rest in peace Chad and thanks for the good memories…..I agree with a post above, a class act in a classless business!

  • Gossipgirl

    @Rocky: You are so right; dignified Hollywood is dying and all that is left is the riff raff.

  • Mari

    What makes me really sick is, that untalented so called actresses who cheat on their boyfriend with a married man, get a couple of threads with 100s of responses but when a real actor dies, there a are only a couple of responses.

    RIP Mr. Everett!

  • Marie

    I thought he was 76. IMDB and Wikipedia had his date of birth as June 11, 1936 but someone changed his birth year on Wiki today as 1937 while IMDB still says 1936.

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  • Donna

    I just found out today that Chad Everett died in July 2012. I was so saddened by the news! I remember watching him as a teen, having the biggest crush on him, buying his album and having his poster on my wall. As I got older I got to see him perform in different things and came to appreciate him as the good actor he was. You never heard anything bad about Chad Everett. No scandals. He lived a good clean life, I wish I were more eloquent and could say something unforgetable but all I can say is, He was unforgetable!