Robert Conrad, Star of TV Series 'Wild Wild West,' Dead at 84

February 8, 2020

Actor Robert Conrad, who is best known for his role on ‘60s television series "The Wild Wild West," 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,” a family spokesperson told People.

While the rep didn’t reveal a cause of death, TMZ reports it was due to heart failure.

Conrad played Secret Service agent James T. West on "The Wild Wild West," which aired on CBS from 1965 -1969.

He starred on other television series’ such as "Hawaiian Eye" and "Baa Baa Black Sheep," and made appearances in a slew of shows such as "77 Sunset Strip," "Mannix" and "Mission: Impossible", among others.

More recently he appeared in episodes of "Nash Bridges" and "Just Shoot Me" and had a small role in the 1996 Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy "Jingle All the Way."

Known for doing a lot of his own stunts, he is also one of the few actors to be inducted into the Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame.

A private service is scheduled next month on March 1st, which would have been his 85th birthday.

Conrad is survived by eight children and 18 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, his family asks that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

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