Dick Van Patten, who played 'Eight Is Enough' patriarch, dies at 86

June 23, 2015 5:43 PM

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Dick Van Patten, a stage and screen actor most famous for starring as loving father Tom Bradford in the television series “Eight Is Enough,” died Monday morning. He was 86.

The actor died at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica of complications from diabetes, according to his publicist, Jeffrey Ballard.

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