TV death number three - Dennis Weaver
-- posted on February 28, 2006
The third TV star of the 60s & 70s has passed way this weekend.
Dennis Weaver, the slow-witted deputy Chester Goode in the TV classic western "Gunsmoke" and the New Mexico deputy solving New York crime in "McCloud," has died, his publicist said Monday. The actor was 81.
Weaver died of complications from cancer on Feb. 24 at his home in Ridgway, in southwestern Colorado, publicist Julian Myers said.
There is an old saying that events happen in threes. Darren McGavin, Donn Knotts and now Dennis Weaver all within a couple of days. They are all memories of my childhood.
Rest in Peace