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Lee Reherman, best known as Hawk on American Gladiators, was found dead in his home Tuesday.

"I'm not only Lee Reherman's publicst but I'm also one of his really good friends. We're all devastated and we're all saddened," the actor's rep Anthony Turk confirms to TVGuide.com. "Lee [was] one of the nicest human beings you will ever have the privilege of knowing."

The 49-year-old was found by his girlfriend, who'd been complaining about not feeling well in the last week. He'd been recovering from a recent hip replacement surgery as well. Reherman had many guest roles on shows including Jane theVirgin, X-Files and NCIS; he'd most recently played a secret service agent on The First Family.

The news was originally reported by TMZ.