Gavin MacLeod, captain of the love ship Stubing, dies at 90 | TV and radio
Gavin MacLeod, the actor who achieved fame as a satirical television news writer, Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and jubilant Captain Stubing on the Love Boat, has died at the age of 90.
Stephanie Steele Zalin, his stepdaughter, said MacLeod died early Saturday at his home in Palm Desert, California. She attributed his death to his age, saying he was in good health until very recently.
“He had one of the most amazing and joyful outbursts in the life of anyone I know. He enjoyed every minute of it,” said Still Zalin. “I don’t even think of his wildest dreams that he was dreaming of the life he ended up creating.”
She described him as “the best, sweetest, purest man”.
Ed Asner, who played opposite McLeod on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, said on Twitter: “My heart is broken. Gavin was my brother, my partner in crime (and food) and my comedian co-conspirator.”