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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Monk star found dead

Chances are you may not know the name Stanley Kamel, but odds are that you know his face. Kamel has been a talented television star for three decades and is most recently known for his six-year portrayal of Dr. Kroger on the TV show Monk.

Kamel suffered a fatal heart, and his agents found him dead in his home, according to TV Guide. He was 65.

Kamel had so many TV roles under his belt, it’s hard to narrow it down to his most well known. He played Rebecca Gayheart’s father on Beverly Hills 90210. (She was Dylan’s wife, remember?) He also starred on Melrose Place, Six Feet Under, NYPD Blue, ER, Lou Grant, L.A. Law, MacGyver, Matlock, Murder She Wrote, Charlie’s Angels, Hill Street Blues, Eight is Enough, Kojak, Mork & Mindy, The Incredible Hulk, and just about every notable television show you’ve ever heard of.

I’ve always loved Kamel’s role on Monk. His scenes counseling the obsessive-compulsive detective are some of my favorite of the series. A representative for the network stated, "USA is deeply saddened by the news of Stanley Kamel’s passing. Stanley was an amazingly talented and extremely kind man, and an important member of the USA family. He will be sorely missed."


Anonymous said...

Wow. So sad. What a shock.

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