Gavin MacLeod, ‘Love Boat’ captain, dies at 90


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tv actor Gavin MacLeod of “The Love Boat” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Present” has died. He was 90.

MacLeod died early Saturday, his nephew, Mark See, informed Selection. MacLeod’s well being had been poor just lately however no explanation for loss of life was given, the commerce publication reported.

MacLeod achieved stardom as Murray Slaughter, the sardonic TV information author on the Seventies comedy “The Mary Tyler Moore Present.”

He went to a lead function, and larger fame, because the cheerful Capt. Stubing on “The Love Boat.” Early in his profession, he was featured on “McHale’s Navy” from 1962 to 1964 as seaman Joseph “Comfortable” Haines.

His film credit included “Kelly’s Heroes,” “The Sand Pebbles,” “The Sword of Ali Baba,” “Battle Hunt” and “The Crime Busters.” Amongst his more moderen TV credit had been “Touched By An Angel,” “JAG” and “The King of Queens.

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