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John Karlen Dead - 'Dark Shadows' & 'Cagney & Lacey' Actor Dies at 86

John Karlen Dead - 'Dark Shadows' & 'Cagney & Lacey' Actor Dies at 86

John Karlen has sadly passed away at the age of 86.

The Emmy-winning Dark Shadows and Cagney & Lacey actor died of congestive heart failure at a hospice on Wednesday (January 22) in Burbank, Calif., his friend and spokesperson Jim Pierson told the Associated Press.

Dark Shadows News tweeted, “We are sad to report the death of #DarkShadows actor John Karlen, who played Willie Loomis, the unforgettable foil to Barnabas Collins. John died on January 22 in hospice care in Burbank, California. He was 86 had suffered a number of health setbacks over the past decade…”

John also appeared on shows including The Streets of San Francisco, Charlie’s Angels, Hill Street Blues, Quincy, M.E., and Murder, She Wrote. He had more than 100 acting credits throughout his career from the late 1950s to the 1990s.

His film credits include A Small Town in Texas, Pennies From Heaven, Racing With the Moon, and Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions.

He is survived by his son, Adam.

Our thoughts are with John Karlen‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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