Ageing American actor best known for his role in Dynasty star, Michael Nader, has been pronounced dead.
His death comes just 10 days after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
He died aged 76.
His wife Jodi Lister made the announcement via Facebook on Wednesday, August 25, Yahoo News reports.
She revealed that her husband died at their home in Northern California on Monday, August 23.
“It grieves me to share the sad news that my husband, Michael Nader, passed away at home on August 23rd.
“He was diagnosed with untreatable cancer on Friday the 13th and died 10 days later with me and his best fur friend Storm by his side.
“His death and diagnosis was sudden and unexpected and I have never experienced such agony as watching my soul mate die before my eyes.
“He was loved by so many and treasured his fans and their letters and emails. He responded to them all,” she said.
Lister also revealed that her husband had been writing a memoir when he was diagnosed with cancer, explaining that the book was going to detail his lengthy struggle with addiction.
“He was working on a book about his life and addiction before he passed. He had so many talents and skills and it’s hard to imagine living life without his beautiful and wonderful presence, joy and laughter.”
The actor was best known for playing Dex Dexter, the handsome husband of Joan Collins’ cunning villain, Alexis Carrington, on the hit eighties TV show Dynasty.
He also found fame playing Susan Lucci’s supportive husband Dimitri Marick on the soap opera All My Children.