Fans, stars, peers mourn Dick Van Patten

June 23, 2015 9:25 PM

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Fans, stars, peers mourn Dick Van Patten

Actor Dick Van Patten, known for his roles in "Eight is Enough" and "Love Boat," died due to complications from diabetes at Saint Johns Hospital June 23, 2015 in Santa Monica, California . He was 86. Seen here on November 5, 2014, Dick Van Patten attends Love Boat Cast Christening Of Regal Princess Cruise Ship at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dick Van Patten's best known role was that of beloved patriarch Tom Bradford on the family sitcom 'Eight is Enough;, about the goofy dad of a family with eight kids that ran from 1977 to 1981. The 'Eight is Enough' family, pictured, back row, left: Susan Richardson (Susan), Connie Needham (Elizabeth...

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