In sad news this morning actor Robert Vaughn passed away overnight, aged 83.
His family issued statement saying he had passed as he had lived, surrounded by his loved ones.
“Mr. Vaughn passed away (in New York) with his family around him,” his manager Matthew Sullivan said.
Robert had been battling acute leukaemia.
Robert was best known for his role as Napoleon Solo in the 1960s television hit ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E’, which was hugely popular around the world and made him a household name.
Before he found international fame for the role, he was highly acclaimed and respected in the industry after being nominated for an Oscar for his part in the 1959 movie ‘The Young Philadelphians’.
Only a year later, he starred in the Western classic ‘The Magnificent Seven’.
‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E’ ran from 1964 to 1968 and was Robert’s biggest hit. Guy Richie directed a remake movie based on the show last year, which thrust Robert into the spotlight once again.
His last role was on the British soapie ‘Coronation Street’ in 2012.
Robert will no doubt be missed by his family and loved ones and the millions of fans he had around the world.