Actor Robert Urich has died after a long bout with cancer. He was 55. Urich died about 1:25 a.m. at a hospital in Thousand Oaks. He suffered from synovial cell sarcoma, a rare cancer that attacks the body´s joints.
Urich earned his first television role in the 1973 comedy series “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice”. He also appeared in the TV series “S.W.A.T” before being cast as Peter Campbell in “Soap”. One of Urich´s most recognizable roles came as private detective Dan Tanna in “Vega$” He later starred in another detective series “Spenser: For Hire”, which was based on Robert Parker´s novels.