Chad Everett, who starred in the 1970s TV series Medical Center, died today at his home in Los Angeles, the Associated Press reports. Everett’s daughter tells the AP Everett had battled lung cancer for more than a year. He was 75. In a career that spanned more than 40 years, Everett is best known for his role as sensitive Dr. Joe Gannon in Medical Center. He appeared in all seven seasons of the show that at the time tied with Marcus Welby, M.D. for longest-running medical drama. The role earned him two Golden Globes and an Emmy nomination. Everett was born in South Bend, Indiana, and graduated from Wayne State University. He eventually moved to Los Angeles and became a contract player with MGM. His film credits include David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, The Jigsaw Murders, The Firechasers and Gus Van Sant’s Psycho. He also guest starred in TV’s The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote and Without A Trace. Everett most recently appeared in ABC’s Castle.
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