Simon MacCorkindale

Manimal star Simon MacCorkindale has died. He was 58.

MacCorkindale died Thursday night in the arms of his wife, actress Susan George, at a London clinic, the BBC reported. He was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2006, which spread to his lungs a year later.

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Born in England, MacCorkindale acted in the West End production of Pygmalion. He later moved to the U.S. where he appeared on the TV series Dynasty, Falcon Crest, Hart to Hart and The Dukes of Hazard. In 1983, he was cast in the lead role on NBC's Manimal. In 2002, he joined the cast of BBC's Casualty.

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"No one could have fought this disease any harder than he did since being diagnosed four years ago," George said. "To me, he was simply the best of everything, and I loved him with all my heart. He will live on in me forever."