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'Monk' Actor Found Dead

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Apr. 9 2008, Published 11:12 a.m. ET

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Stanley Kamel, known for playing Dr. Charles Kroger on the hit USA series Monk, was found dead of an apparant heart attack in his Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday.

Access Hollywood.com is reporting the 65-year-old actor was discovered by his longtime agents. Fire officials responded to a 911 call from the actor's home yesterday just before 4 p.m. PT.

Kamel appeared in numerous TV roles over the last 30 years including The West Wing, Six Feet Under, Melrose Place, The Golden Girls, Days of Our Lives and Murder One.

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Beverly Hills, 90210 fans will remember Kamel for his eight-episode stint in 1995 as Tony Marchette, the mobster father of Rebecca Gayheart's character who put a hit on Dylan McKay only to kill his daughter instead.

In a statement, the USA network says, "USA is deeply saddened by the news of Stanley Kamel's passing. Stanley was an amazingly talented and extremely kind man, and an important member of the USA family. He will be sorely missed."

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