Dick Van Patten of TV's 'Eight is Enough' dies at 86

June 23, 2015 4:33 PM

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Dick Van Patten, who grew from a busy child actor on Broadway to be a mainstay on U.S. television as the amiable patriarch on the family show "Eight Is Enough," died on Tuesday at age 86, his spokesman said.

Van Patten died at a hospital in Santa Monica, California, of complications from diabetes, his representative, Jeffrey Ballard, said in a statement.

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