DEAD: Pernell Roberts

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Pernell Roberts (aged 81)
American actor (Bonanza)

Pernell Elven Roberts, Jr. (May 18, 1928 – January 24, 2010) was an American stage, film and television actor, as well as a singer. In addition to guest-starring in over 60 television series, he was best known for his roles as Ben Cartwright’s eldest son Adam Cartwright on the Western television series Bonanza (1959–1965), and as chief surgeon Dr. John McIntyre, the title character on Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986).

DEATH: At the time of his death from pancreatic cancer on January 24, 2010, Roberts was married to Eleanor Criswell.