ARTHUR villain Stephen Elliott has died after suffering congestive heart failure at a hospital in Woodland Hills, California. He was 86.

The actor played scheming millionaire BURT JOHNSON in both Arthur and its sequel and went on to play characters in TV soap hits Dallas, FALCON CREST and DYNASTY.

After serving in World War II, Elliott made his Broadway, New York, acting debut in 1945 in SHAKESPEARE's THE TEMPEST.

27/05/2005 03:21