Dennis Weaver


Age: 81

actor who played diffident deputy Chester Goode in the classic TV western Gunsmoke and the canny New Mexico deputy solving New York City crime in McCloud whose 50-year career included stage plays and movies but his real success was on TV, where besides his cowboy roles he shared the screen with a 600-pound black bear on Gentle Ben and faced down a murderous big rig in the early Steven Spielberg TV movie Duel.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: June 4, 1924

Died: February 24, 2006

Ridgway, Colorado