DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Ricardo Montalbán (aged 88)
Actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II)
Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino, (November 25, 1920 – January 14, 2009) was a Mexican actor. His career spanned seven decades, during which he became known for many different performances in a variety of genres, from crime and drama to musicals and comedy.
DEATH: On January 14, 2009, Montalbán died at his home in Los Angeles at age 88. According to his son-in-law, Gilbert Smith, he died of “complications from advancing age”. The precise cause of death was later revealed to be congestive heart failure. He is buried in Culver City, CA at the Holy Cross Cemetery.