(ABC NEWS) Actor Dick Van Patten died this morning due to complications from diabetes, his publicist confirmed to ABC News. He was 86 years old.
"He was the kindest man you could ever meet in life," his rep, Jeff Ballard, said. "They don't make them like him anymore."
Best known for playing patriarch Tom Bradford in the series "Eight Is Enough," Van Patten most recently appeared in a 2011 episode of "Hot In Cleveland." In the past decade, he also appeared in "Arrested Development, "That '70s Show" and other programs.
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