DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Robert Urich (aged 55)
Robert Michael Urich (December 19, 1946 – April 16, 2002) was an American film, television stage actor and television producer. Over the course of his 30-year career, he starred in a record 15 television series.
DEATH: In November 2001, Urich revealed in an interview that his doctors had discovered lumps in his body but “a wonder drug had cleared them up”. The week before his death, he was hospitalized at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks for breathing problems. He died there on April 16, 2002. His Funeral Mass was offered on April 19 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in North Hollywood. He was cremated and his ashes were buried on the grounds of his family’s vacation home in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. A monument was placed in the West Lake Church of Christ Cemetery, which is located near the family’s vacation home.