‘Melrose Place’ actor Morgan Stevens has died of heart disease after his body was discovered in his Hollywood home.
The 70-year-old star – who was found dead on January 26 – died of natural causes after suffering from cardiovascular disease arteriosclerosis, a disease which hardens the blood vessels carrying oxygen from the heart through the arteries, thus limiting blood flow to the rest of the body.
The news – which became public last week – was first shared by gossip site TMZ which reported that Morgan’s body was discovered by local authorities after a neighbor informed the Department of Los Angeles police that the former star of “The Waltons” had not been seen or heard from. for days. At the time of writing, no further details have been given, but the cause of death for the TV actor – real name Calvin Morgan Stevens – has been confirmed by the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office.
After graduating from the University of Tennessee, Morgan earned her first Hollywood credit in 1979 during a guest spot on “One Day at a Time” on CBS. He then joined the cast of “Fame” in the television adaptation of the 1980 film’s second season in a recurring role as New York High School of Performing Arts teacher David Reardon.
Following that, he worked on 22 episodes of the one-season 80s drama “A Year in the Life.”
In 1995, Morgan then moved on to the Fox soap opera “Melrose’s Place” with another recurring role as Nick Diamond, an attorney whose clients included the Parezi family.
His last credit was in 1998 with a guest role in the Chuck Norris Western TV series ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’, but before leaving theater he worked on ‘The Love Boat’, ‘Bare Essence’ and a TV movie trio based on “The Waltons”, another of the shows he worked on.
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