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Charo's Husband Kjell Rasten Dead at 79 in Apparent Suicide

Charo's Husband Kjell Rasten Dead at 79 in Apparent Suicide

Kjell Rasten, Charo‘s husband of more than 40 years, has died in an apparent suicide.

The 79-year-old died on Monday afternoon (February 18) from what has been reported as a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the family home in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Charo was home at the time and someone in the house called 911, according to TMZ. Rasten was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Kjell and Charo, famous for her role on Love Boat and for being a 70s icon, got married in 1978 and they shared one son, Shel Rasten. You can see recent photos of them together in the gallery.

We’re sending our thoughts and condolences to Charo and her loved ones during this difficult time.

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Photos: Ron Galella/WireImage, BackGrid USA
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  • marti

    How sad. :( My condolences to the family.

  • ✮ Jenichu✮

    Married for more than 40 years and he left her by committing suicide? Tragic and heartbreaking.