Urich passed away at 4:25 this morning after
a long bout with cancer. I knew that he had been
diagnosed with cancer several years ago, but I was
under the impression that he had beaten it.
Although Mr. Urich appeared on many television
shows, he was probably best known for his role as
Spenser on the series "Spenser for Hire"
based on the popular series of novels by Robert
Robert Urich also appeared in other television
series including "Soap," "Vega$,""The
Lazerus Man," and "Lonesome Dove."
He was extremely active in supporting cancer research.
With his wife he created the Heather
and Robert Urich Fund for Sarcoma Research.
He is survived by his wife; three children; two
brothers; a sister; and his mother. A memorial service
is scheduled for Friday in Los Angeles.