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Care to join me in saying a fond farewell to actor Dick Van Patten ‘Eight Is Enough’ star, who has died at the age of 86?

Asked by ibstubro (18804points) June 24th, 2015

Here’s a fair celebration of his life’s work.

Nice guy and family man known for playing a nice guy and family man.

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Pachy's avatar

What a long and successful career Mr. Van Patten had. RIP, sir.

Coloma's avatar

Hey there Dickie, lets hope that there are not 8 children in your personal heaven and you can live out eternity as a single guy with no responsibilities now.

forestGeek's avatar

Loved Eight is Enough, and now my dog eats his dog food brand, Natural Balance. R.I.P., you will be missed!

LostInParadise's avatar

I would have been so disappointed if the image that he portrayed on Eight is Enough did not match up to his real personality. He just came across as such a genuinely nice person. I bet other actors found him easy to work with.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Yet another sweet gentleman who colored our youth with his humor is gone. Sad to see them all bow and exit one by one. RIP.

Coloma's avatar

The name “Dick” is also dying out with every Dick that dies these days. I don’t think anyone calls their kids ‘Dick” anymore. haha

ibstubro's avatar

And condolences to his sister, Joyce Van Patten, who’s still with us and who has also provided us with some good entertainment over the years.

marinelife's avatar

That is a ripe old age (makes me feel old knowing he was 86). He was a good actor.

ibstubro's avatar

Great scene, yes, @RocketGuy. In his element of comedians!

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