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Harvey Atkin dead: Cagney & Lacey and Meatballs actor dies of cancer age 74

Harvey Atkin dead: Cagney & Lacey and Meatballs actor dies of cancer age 74

Harvey Atkin dead: Cagney & Lacey and Meatballs actor dies of cancer age 74

The actor tragically passed away on Sunday night after battling cancer, his longtime agent Larry Goldhar told The Hollywood Reporter.

He said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved friend, husband, father and grandfather, Harvey, passed away peacefully last night following his battle with cancer.”
 Harvey is best known as Sergeant Ronald Coleman in 1980s drama, Cagney & Lacey, in which he appeared in a staggering 95 episodes.

The Canadian star’s breakout role came thanks to comedy film Meatballs back in 1979 as Morty Melnick, which saw him earn a Genie nomination.

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Harvey Atkin is famous for his recurring role in Cagney & Lacey

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Harvey Atkin lost his battle with cancer at the weekend

Parts in Funeral Home and The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police followed, and he later became the first English-speaking actor to voice King Koopa in Super Mario Bros.

Harvey starred in more than 75 films and won three Clio Awards during his long and varied career.

He notably played Judge Alan Ridenour in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and more recently starred as a rabbi in series, 18 to Life.

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Harvey Atkin had a long and varied career

Harvey is survived by his wife Celia, daughter Lisa, son Danny, three sisters and five grandchildren.

Filmmaker Jeremy Newberger was among those who paid tribute on Twitter, making reference to the late star’s famous glasses, nose and moustache combination.

He tweeted: “Harvey Atkin pulled off every role no matter what glasses they gave him.”

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