Ricardo Montalban dies aged 88

January 15th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 15 (ANI): Actor Ricardo Montalban, best known for his role as Mr. Roarke in the popular US TV show Fantasy Island of the 1970s-80s, has died aged 88, a Los Angeles city official says.

The Mexican-born actor passed away at his home, the official said, reports BBC.

Montalban was also well known for playing the villain in Star Trek, both on television and in a feature film.

The actor’’s friend David Brokaw described him as a “very courtly, modest, dignified individual.

Montalban won an Emmy Award in 1978, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 1993. (ANI)

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