DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Nicholas Colasanto (aged 61)
Nicholas Colasanto (January 19, 1924 – February 12, 1985) was an American actor and television director, known for his role as “Coach” Ernie Pantusso in the American sitcom Cheers. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, and later attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in the 1950s.
DEATH: Colasanto died of a heart attack at his home on February 12, 1985, at the age of 61.