Chad Everett Of 'Medical Center' Dies At 75
Chad Everett, the television star whose work spanned over four decades, best known for playing the dashing Dr. Joe Gannon on the 1970s CBS show, Medical Center, died on Tuesday at his Los Angeles home at the age of 75.
Everett's daughter, Kate Thorp, revealed that the cause of Everett's death was lung cancer, reports the New York Times. In addition to playing quintessential caring doctor Gannon, Everett also had roles in the series, The Rousters, McKenna and even the '90s drama, Melrose Place.
Everett's acting talents ran the gamut from horror to comedy to bizarre, demonstrated by his roles in Gus Van Sant's 1998 remake of Psycho, starring Vince Vaughn and Julianne Moore; 1982's Airplane II: The Sequel, with Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, William Shatner and Peter Graves; and David Lynch's 2001 genre-bender, Mulholland Drive, starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring and Justin Theroux.
Everett's most recent role was in an episode of ABC's Castle, with Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic, that aired in February. He is survived by his two daughters from his marriage with fellow Medical Center actress Shelby Grant, who died just over a year ago — Thorp and Shannon Everett — his sister, Deannie Elliott, and his six grandchildren.
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