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Hobbit
February 26th, 2006, 07:29 PM
From the official website: (link here). (http://www.darrenmcgavin.net/)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Darren McGavin at approximately 7:10 A.M. Pacific time today, Saturday 25, 2006. Darren was just three months short of his 84th birthday. While we suspect none of us can imagine a world without the beloved, feisty little red-head, it is time to reflect, give thanks for his life and hold in reverence his memory. Darren is gone, but in many respects he will always be with us: as Carl Kolchak, fighting authority and battling monsters; the grumpy Old Man sending curses over Lake Michigan; as David Ross, the outsider, Grey Holden, captain of the Enterprise, the irascible detective Mike Hammer or any number of memorable guest star appearances, most notably as Joe Bascome on GUNSMOKE and as the washed-up old actor from "Distant Signals."

Hear hear. As someone who saw some of Kolchak many years ago, and realise it's influence on programmes such as the X Files and Millennium, sad to hear.

Best wishes, Darren!

Hobbit

ArthurFrayn
February 26th, 2006, 11:34 PM
Hear hear. As someone who saw some of Kolchak many years ago, and realise it's influence on programmes such as the X Files and Millennium, sad to hear.

And he also put in interesting guest appearances in both of those shows.
Always something good from Mr McGavin-he will be missed.

Zsinj
February 27th, 2006, 03:41 AM
This is sad news. :( I absolutely loved Darren McGavin in Kolchak and The Christmas Story.
And yet another one of my favorite actors died this weekend, Don Knotts. :(