Actor Alan Fudge has died at the age of 77.
The prolific TV star passed away on 10 October (11) in Los Angeles after a battle with lung and liver cancer, according to
Canadian screenwriter Graham Yost paid tribute to Fudge, telling the website, "Alan was one of the most generous, kind and caring men I have ever known. Many of the roles he played over the years reflected that side of him. And then there were the roles where he got to go really dark and twisted - those were the roles that made all of us who knew him smile and applaud. He was a great actor and a great man."
Fudge racked up a large number of TV credits in his long-running career, with roles in Man from Atlantis, Eischied, Paper Dolls, and Bodies of Evidence, along with parts in Kojak, Charlie's Angels, Magnum, P.I., Cagney & Lacey, The A-Team, Beverly Hills, 90210, Baywatch, and Dawson's Creek. He also enjoyed a recurring role in family drama series 7th Heaven over eight years.
Fudge's movie roles included parts in Capricorn One and Edward Scissorhands.
He was last seen onscreen in 2009 with guest appearances in Big Love, The Closer and The Office.