Actor Robert Conrad, best known for his role as Secret Service agent James T. West in “The Wild Wild West” television show, has died. He was 84.
“He lived a wonderfully long life, and while the family is saddened by his passing, he will live forever in their hearts,” family spokesman Jeff Ballard told People magazine.
Conrad was well known for doing his own stunts on “The Wild Wild West,” which aired from 1965 to 1969. The show followed the adventures of West and his partner, Artemus Gordon, during the Ulysses S. Grant administration.
Conrad also starred in other television shows, including “The D.A.,” “Assignment: Vienna,” “Centennial” and “Baa Baa Black Sheep.”
He also had numerous roles in films.
Conrad is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in Broadcasting and a member of the Stuntman’s Hall of Fame, Deadline reported.
A memorial service is scheduled for March 1, which would have been Conrad’s 85 birthday.
The family has asked instead of flowers for donations to the Wounded Warrior Project and The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.
Conrad is survived by eight children and 18 grandchildren.
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