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Gavin MacLeod


The Love Boat star died on May 29, according to Ron Celona, artistic director of the Coachella Valley Repertory. MacLeod, who played news writer Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, was 90 at the time of his death.


Gavin MacLeod was an American actor best known for portraying Merrill Stubing, the ship's captain, on ABC's The Love Boat. A Christian television host and author whose career spanned six decades, he also appeared as a guest on several talk, variety, and religious programs. MacLeod's career began in films in 1957.