THE ROCKETEER star WILLIAM BOYETT has lost his life after a Christmas (04) battle with pneumonia. He was 77.

The beloved actor made his name on TV in America in detective shows like DRAGNET and ADAM-12.

He got his start in showbusiness after winning a high school SHAKESPEARE competition, and he became a regular on radio in America.

After serving in the Navy in World War Two, he became a theatre star in New York and Los Angeles.

02/01/2005 21:29