Howard Hesseman, better known to his fans of a certain age as Doctor Johnny Fever, of WKRP in Cincinnati, has passed on to the great beyond.
(CNN)Actor Howard Hesseman, best known as the hard-rocking disc jockey Dr. Johnny Fever on the sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati” has died, according to his manager, Robbie Kass.Hesseman died Saturday afternoon from complications related to colon surgery, Kass told CNN. Hesseman was 81.In addition to earning two Emmy nominations for his role on “WKRP,” Hesseman also appeared on “Head of the Class” and “One Day at a Time,” along with guest appearances on “That 70’s Show,” among others. The Oregon native also hosted “Saturday Night Live” several times.
I hadn’t seen anyone else mention that the good Doctor has died. I hope he is now finding out that “there is a Rock and Roll Heaven, you know they have a helluva band.” Rest easy, Mr. Hesseman.
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