It’s very sad to learn that actor Gavin Macleod, TV’s Captain of The Love Boat has died at age 90.
TMZ.com is reporting, “Gavin MacLeod — a veteran TV actor, famous for roles on “The Love Boat” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” — has died … TMZ has learned.
MacLeod passed away overnight early Saturday morning at his home in Palm Desert, CA — where he was surrounded by loved ones and caretakers … this according to Gavin’s nephew, Mark See. We’re told he’d been in and out of the hospital these last few months with varying illnesses — and it’s unclear what exactly might’ve caused his death in the end.
That said, See tells us it was not COVID-related. MacLeod’s ex-wife, Joan Devore, confirmed all of those details, except for the location of his death.The guy is perhaps best known for playing Murray Slaughter on ‘TMTS’ — in which he played the head writer of the fictional TV station that Mary worked at. He was a main character on the series … appearing in all 168 episodes over seven years, opposite the lead actress.
Many cruisers, including myself, not only loved Gavin for his portrayal of Captain Stubing on, The Love Boat, but in person he was one of the kindest men you would ever meet.
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