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Chad Everett, Star of Medical Center, Dead at 75

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Chad Everett had numerous TV and film appearances throughout his four-decade career. But most remember him as Dr. Joe Gannon, the handsome doctor that anchored Medical Center.

Everett was battling lung cancer, and died Tuesday at age 75. Daughter Katherine Thorpe told the AP her father suffered from cancer for a year and a half.

Gannon was the “Dr. McDreamy” of his day.  His blue eyes and rugged features had millions of viewers yearning to know more about his bedside manner. After hearing of his passing, many women took to message boards and social media to remember him as their first crush. Medical Center ran on CBS from 1969-76. Everett won two Golden Globe nominations and even acquired part ownership of the show.

Everett also appeared in films including “Airplane II,” and “Made in Paris.” Even while battling health issues, his good looks aged well and kept him working steadily. He turned up on an episode of ABC crime drama Castle earlier this year. The heartthrob proved he still knew his way around a love scene in “Mulholland Drive,” steaming up the screen with a young Naomi Watts.

Away from the cameras, Everett devoted his life to one woman. He and actress Shelby Grant were married for 45 years until her death in 2011.

Read [The Hollywood Reporter]

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