Gavin MacLeod, the ship’s Captain of ‘The Love Boat’, died at the age of 90.
Mark, the nephew of Gavin, confirmed the death of the actor. However, he did not mention the cause of the death. But, there had been some declining health issues of Gavin in the last recent months.
Gavin MacLeod, the actor has starred in the classic sitcom ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’. Also, he has portrayed the character of the captain in the series ‘The Love Boat.’ Gavin served as a Christian activist and author, with a career span of six decades. Also, he has appeared as a guest on several talks, variety, and religious programs. Gavin MacLeod began his career in films in 1957.
Ed Asner, in one of his tweets, mentioned Gavin and paid him his heartiest tribute. He wrote,” My heart is broken. Gavin was my brother, my partner in crime (and food), and my comic conspirator. I will see you in a bit, Gavin. Tell the gang I will see them in a bit. Betty! It’s just you and me now.”
Also, in an interview with ‘Variety, Ed stated that He made everything easy,” he said of his former co-star. “He was a lovely soul who will make heaven brighter.
Gavin MacLeod was born on 28th February 1931, in New York. Earlier, he was named Allan George See. However, he changed his ‘confusing’ name at the behest of an acting coach. He mostly in his memoir wrote’ This Is Your Captain Speaking.’ Gavin studied acting at Ithaca College, graduating in 1952.
In 1957, Gavin made his TV debut with a small role on a 1957 episode of ‘The Walter Winchell Files.’ Also, MacLeod accrued bit parts in movies and on television shows throughout the late Fifties. In 1961, Gavin appeared as the guest spot on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show.’