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Gavan O’Herlihy from ‘Happy Days’ dead at 70

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Gavan O’Herlihy, an Irish actor best known for his portrayal of the eldest Cunningham sibling, Chuck, on the U.S. sitcom Happy Days, has died in Britain at the age of 70, his agent said.

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

His brother, Cormac O’Herlihy, told Variety the actor died in Bath, England, on Sept 15.

The cause was not disclosed, though Gavan O’Herlihy’s family emphasized his death was not related to the coronavirus.

The actor’s credits included The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Ghost of Cypress Swam, Amazing Spider-Man, Superman III, Never Say Never Again.