Death of Robert Urich

December 19, 1946 - April 16, 2002
| Age 55

Television actor dies from cancer at age 55
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In Robert Urich's 30-year TV career, he became as much a fixture as the characters he played: sexy private eyes in "Vega$'' and "Spenser: For Hire'' and a luckless cowboy in "Lonesome Dove.''

He kept acting even as he fought cancer. His death Tuesday came one day after the debut of the television movie "Night of the Wolf,'' in which Urich co-starred as a ranch foreman.

His professionalism was "exemplary,'' said Burt Reynolds, who helped Urich land his first major role -- co...

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