‘I Spy’ actor Robert Culp dies at age 79

March 25th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

robert Los Angeles, Mar 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor Robert Culp has died. He was 79 years old. He died after he fell down while having a walk in the garden, and accidentally struck his head. He was taken to the Queen of Angels Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, but he died there. A hospital spokeswoman said about the mishap that, “It appears that the individual had fallen down and struck his head. It’s still a preliminary investigation and we’re still waiting on the official cause of death.” She however added that his death didn’t seem suspicious, as foul play was ruled out.

His first major role was as a Texas Ranger named Toby Gilman in the 1950’s show ‘Trackdown’. Robert Culp was best known for being a secret agent on the 1960’s show ‘I Spy’. In this show, he was a secret agent with a double life, as he was also a professional tennis player on the show. Robert Culp was also responsible for writing scripts for the show. Later in the 1980’s he again had a prominent TV role when he portrayed a FBI Agent on ‘the Greatest American Hero.’ Then he also made a brief appearance on the show ‘The Cosby Show.’

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