DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Junior Samples (aged 57
Comedian and actor (Hee Haw)
Junior Samples, born Alvin Samples Jr. (April 10, 1926 – November 13, 1983) was an American comedian best known for his 14-year run as a cast member of the TV show Hee Haw.
DEATH: Junior, whose weight sometimes neared four hundred pounds, was on Hee Haw for 14 years, until he died of a heart attack at the age of 57 in 1983.