Fess Parker dies aged 85 years

March 19th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

fessparker1955 Los Angeles, Mar 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Television icon Fess Parker has died. He was 85 years old, and it was also learnt that he died of natural causes. He breathed his last on Thursday at his home in the Santa Ynez Valley. The family spokesman Sao Anash confirmed his death. The family spokesman also added that Fess Parker was well, till minutes prior to his death, he was also conversing with his family, when he suddenly died. Sao Anash also added that the funeral arrangements are being finalized, and would be announced later. Sadly he died on a day that was the 84th birthday of his wife Marcella. Marcella and Fess Parker have been married for half a century.

Besides being a television icon to a generation that was hooked onto Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, he was also a Californian winemaker and developer. “Fess Parker has been a role model and idol of mine since I first saw him on the big screen - he is a true Hollywood legend,” according to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in a statement. “As a talented actor and successful businessman, he was an inspirational Californian whose contributions to our state will be remembered forever.” The former First Lady Nancy Reagan also mourned his demise, and said that he was friend to them since ages, and they would miss him a lot.

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