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Kevin Dobson’s Death Cause Reported Medical Complication


The film, stage, and television actor and U.S. Army veteran Kevin Dobson’s death cause released after he passed away yesterday at the age of 77, according to a Facebook post from The United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County.

The actor was best known for his role in two long-running CBS dramas, Kojak and Knots Landing.

Not only he was an army veteran, but also was a veterans rights activist, film, and television actor. Knots Landing and Kojak star, Kevin Dobson, left his family, friends, and fans on September 6 reportedly due to medical complications.

Kevin Dobson

Kevin Dobson was always willing to help local veterans organizations. Here is his speech for the UVCSJC 4th of July Virtual Parade.

Posted by United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County on Monday, September 7, 2020

‘The United Veterans Council regrets to inform you that our former Chairman and Army Veteran Kevin Dobson passed away this evening Sunday, September 6th, 2020 due to medical complications,’ a statement read.

Continuing: ‘Our condolences to his family and May he Rest In Peace. More information will be posted about his funeral services once available.’

The film, stage, and television actor and U.S. Army veteran Kevin Dobson's death cause released

But what was exactly Kevin Dobson’s death cause?

Kevin Dobson death cause reported heart attack and he closed his eyes for ever when his heart stop.

However, some sources reported that Dobson’s death was because of “medical complications,” while Forbes reported that his death was the result of a heart attack.

His rep, Arthur Toretzk, additionally explained that Kevin Dobson died in a Stockton, Calif., hospital after struggling with an autoimmune deficiency.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Kevin and specially his loved ones during this difficult time.

Who is Kevin Dobson?

Kevin, one of seven siblings, who was born on March 18, 1943, in Jackson Heights, New York, worked as trainmen, brakeman and conductor on the Long Island Railroad in New York followed by a few years as a waiter before he determined beginning his acting career.

In 1973, he was cast in the series-regular role of Det. Bobby Crocker on the police drama Kojak, opposite Telly Savalas. More than 10 years after the procedural wrapped, he reprised his role in the 1990 TV-movie Kojak.

He resumed acting during his life with a 2014 role in a short film called Full Circle his most recent credit.

He is famous for playing M. Patrick “Mack” MacKenzie in Knots landing from 1982 to 1993 and additionally played Det. Bobby Crocker through 117 episodes of crime drama Kojak between 1973 and 1978.

Recently he played Judge Devin Owens in iconic American soap The Bold and the Beautiful over 13 episodes between 2006 and 2007.

The film, stage, and television actor and U.S. Army veteran Kevin Dobson's death cause released

Dobson is survived by his wife Susan Dobson, Susan, married in 1968, and three children, two boys, Sean and Patrick, and his only daughter, Mariah Dobson.

Things you may not know about Kevin Dobson

  • One of 7 siblings who grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens, Dobson’s grandfather was an Irish man decorated NYC police officer.
  • The first winner of the ABC Superstars athletic competition, he and his wife, Susan Dobson, raise funds through the Kevin Dobson Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament, benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Institute.
  • He Was the first choice for the lead role of the title character in Magnum, P.I. (1980), but he never played it.
  • After Kevin Dobson’s death, he was cremated. His daughter and two sons took custody of his ashes.
  • In a beautiful quote, he says “If you love your country, thank a Veteran.”

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