Actor Alex Cord’s Death Brings Tears to Many Fans
Star of military drama ‘Airwolf,’ Alex Cord’s death has been revealed on social media and brought tears to many fans. May he rest in peace.
Cord, who is best known for his portrayal of Michael Coldsmith Briggs III, mainly known as Archangel, in 55 episodes of the tv series Airwolf, died on Monday at his home in Valley View, Texas. He was 88.
Alex Cord was born on May 3, 1933, to an Italian family in Floral Park, New York. He attended New York University and the American Shakespeare Theater in Connecticut.
Cord’s first TV role came in the 1961 episode of the NBC western series “Laramie.” Cord’s second role came a month later as Nino Sanchez in an episode of the CBS western show “Frontier Circus.”
In 1962, Alex appeared as Larry Rome in the episode “Take a Number” of the crime drama Cain’s Hundred. He also starred in The Chapman Report, which was directed by George Cukor.
He starred on the big and small screen during the 1960s and 1970s and appeared in most crime dramas, action films, and westerns.
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‘Airwolf’ Star Alex Cord’s Death at 88
While many fans are searching for Alex Cord’s death cause, there isn’t any official detail surrounding his cause of death at this time. His family also has not revealed any details surrounding Alex Cord’s death just yet.
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Alex Cord co-starred with Ernest Borgnine and Jan-Michael Vincent in the 1980s attack-helicopter series Airwolf and appeared in 55 episodes of the action series.
The series ran for four seasons from 1984-1987, alongside Ernest Borgnine, Jan-Michael Vincent, Jean Bruce Scott, and Deborah Pratt in the first three seasons on CBS. Although The show was canceled after the third season, USA Network picked it up for a fourth with a smaller budget.
Cord starred in dozens of TV shows from the 1960s through the 1990s. His noteworthy credits include “Route 66,” “The Six Million Dollar Man,” “Police Story,” “The Love Boat,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “Fantasy Island,” and “Walker, Texas Ranger.”
He is also one of the actors who appear on both the original and revived version of the “Mission: Impossible” series. His film credits include “The Dead Are Alive,” “The Last Grenade,” “Jungle Warriors,” “Grayeagle,” and “The Naked Truth.”
Cord battled polio at the age of 12. His family moved to Wyoming, where a doctor advised Alex to take up horseback riding as a therapeutic exercise. This exercise helped him recover from polio by the time he was 16.
Reactions to Alex Cord’s Death
Soon after the heartbreaking news of Alex Cord’s death came out, devastated fans and friends paid touching tributes to her and spread their condolence through social media.
Hollywood reporter Mike Barnes wrote on Twitter: “RIP Alex Cord; onetime rodeo performer overcame polio to star in John Wayne remakes and portray Michael Coldsmith Briggs III — better known by the code name Archangel — on ‘Airwolf.”
One fan tweeted: “Another star leaves us this week. Alex Cord, best known for AIRWOLF in the 80’s passed away on Monday. Alex guest starred on the SMDM episode ‘Task Force’ and popped up all over the place in guest spots on TV in the 60’s and 70’s.”
Another fan said on Twitter: “Rip #AlexCord. Etruscan tombs are no longer the same after you discovered them. ❤️”
It is a difficult time for Cord’s family and friends. Words cannot express our deep sorrow from the passing of the legendary actor, and we ask you all to keep Alex, his family, his friends, and all of his loved ones in your thoughts through this agonizing time.