Murder, She Wrote actor Ron Masak died of natural causes at age 86
By Adam S. Levy For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
Murder, She Wrote actor Ron Masak died of natural causes on Thursday at age 86, according to his family.
Masak played Sheriff Mort Metzger on the show, whose lead actress Angela Lansbury died earlier this month at the age of 96.
Masak was surrounded by his family, including six children and his wife Kay, when he died on Thursday, the statement said. Variety.
The latest: Murder, She Wrote actor Ron Masak died of natural causes on Thursday at age 86, according to his family. He was photographed in Burbank earlier this year
Born in Chicago, the actor had perfected his craft at Chicago City College and made his Drama Guild debut in 1954.
He appeared in a number of prominent TV shows of the 1960s and 1970s, such as The Twilight Zone, Get Smart, I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Wonder Woman.
Masak appeared on 41 episodes of Murder, She Wrote from 1985 to 1996.
He also amassed a prolific body of work doing voiceovers for companies such as Vlasic Gherkins and Rice-A-Roni, earning the nickname “King of Commercials.”
Masak was pictured with the late costars Angela Lansbury and William Windom on the Murder, She Wrote set
Masak has been involved in philanthropic endeavors over the years, as he appeared on the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon in 1979
The actor was spotted at a Toys for Tots event in LA in 2013
The actor had appeared in more than two dozen films dating back decades, such as films such as 2018’s Angels on Tap, 2006’s The Benchwarmers, 1989’s Listen to Me, 1971’s Evel Knievel, and 1968’s Ice Station Zebra.
Masak has been involved in philanthropic endeavors over the years, such as appearing for charitable organizations including the Special Olympics, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, Wounded Warriors and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Masak leaves his wife Kay, six children and 10 grandchildren.
Masak was featured in a 1971 promotional photo for the ABC series Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law
Lansbury, the scene-stealing British actor who threw her heels on the Broadway musicals Mame and Gypsy and solved endless murders as crime novelist Jessica Fletcher in the long-running TV series Murder, She Wrote, died on October 11.
Lansbury died at her Los Angeles home, according to a statement from her three children. She died five days before her 97th birthday.
Her career spanned 75 years, with beloved musicals on stage, rock-solid matriarchs on film, singing the theme song for the animated film Beauty and the Beast, being made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II and creating one of the best television programs. beloved characters.