Bruce Hyde, best-known to original series fans as Kevin Riley, has died at the age of seventy-four.
The cause of death was throat cancer.
According to his wife Susan Saetre, Hyde’s last year was “awesome,” including a retirement party that he “jokingly called a ‘living wake,” and time with his loved ones. “He was able to say what he needed to say,” she said.
His final days were spent at Quiet Oaks Hospice House. Unable to speak due to the throat cancer, Hyde used a white board to communicate, giving the staffers grief when they used improper grammar.
Hyde passed away on 10/13 at 10:13. “It was his final act,” said Saetre. “He did it perfectly.”
The former actor is survived by his wife, two stepchildren, a granddaughter, and his sister.
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