“Happy Days” star Gavan O’Herlihy dies at age 70 – .

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“Happy Days” star Gavan O’Herlihy dies at age 70 – .


“Happy Days” star Gavan O’Herlihy has passed away. He was 70 years old.

O’Herlihy’s agent confirmed on Thursday that he died on September 15 in England.

“He was a wonderful actor with a long and distinguished career in film, television and the theater,” Emptage said in a statement to People.

“Gavan was admired and respected for his frankness, sincerity and honesty – he is sorely missed by all who knew him and especially by his beloved wife and family,” the statement continued.

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The cause of death has not been released. A representative for O’Herlihy did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.

Gavan O’Herlihy and Ron Howard in “Happy Days”.
(Photo par ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)

The Irish actor is best known for playing Chuck Cunningham in “Happy Days”. The 70-year-old also starred in the 1983 James Bond film “Never Say Never Again” alongside Sean Connery. Other acting credits, including film and television roles in “Superman III”, “Star Trek: Voyager”, “Death Wish 3” and “Butterfly Man”, among others.

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According to the magazine, he is survived by his wife Juliette and their four children.

Gavan O’Herlihy in 1974. The Irish actor died in September, his agent confirmed.
(Photo par ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)

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“Happy Days” star Ron Howard responded to O’Herlihy’s passing on Twitter with a tribute.

“RIP Gavan. I knew him as the 1st of 2 Chucks on #HappyDays, then as Airk in #Willow where I had the pleasure of directing him. A talented actor with a great free spirit, ”Howard wrote.

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