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    Days Of Our Lives' Ralph Waite Dead At 85.

    Thursday, February 13 2014


    (CBS)
    May he rest in peace.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor's family accountant, Steve Gordon confirmed Ralph Waite has passed on at the age of 85 mid-day Thursday February 13 in his home in South Palm Desert, California.

    Waite portrayed the beloved patriarch, John Walton, of CBS's long-running series, "The Waltons" for nine years and directed fifteen episodes. The actor was acknowledged for his hard work on the series with an Emmy Award nomination in 1978. More recently, the actor played the recurring roles of kindly and sympathetic Father Matt on NBC's "Days Of Our Lives" and Gibbs' father, Jackson Gibbs on "NCIS."

    Waite was a former U.S. Marine Corps member from 1946 - 1948, he was the founder and director of the Los Angeles Actors Theatre since 1975, and ran unsuccessfully for Congress three times in California as a Democrat. Waite leaves behind his wife Linda East and three children.

    A few actors from "DOOL" tweeted about their time working with the actor:







    Soaps.com sends our condolences to Waite's family and friends during this time of sorrow.

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by Creddylover at Thursday, February 13 2014 07:06 PM

    RIP Ralph, you will be missed as Fr. Matt

    Posted by Violette_Soaps.com at Thursday, February 13 2014 07:32 PM

    God Bless his family. We appreciate his many years entertaining our families.

    Posted by Miselemeas at Thursday, February 13 2014 10:23 PM

    Mr.Waite,I was saddened to hear of your death today.I loved
    to watch you on 'The Walton's',I still watch the re-runs.I
    watched you ,of course,on 'Days of our Lives'and enjoyed you so much on that,as well.You gave joy to so many,may you now
    Rest In Peace,Amen.

    Posted by JadeLola at Friday, February 14 2014 10:13 AM

    Sad news to hear of death Remember from The Walton's NCIS and DOOL Ralph Waite RIP God Bless Family and Friend.

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