Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Actor Robert Culp Dead at 79

Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Native Californian actor Robert Culp, beloved for his years paired with Bill Cosby in the 60s series I Spy, and later for his role as Ray Barone's father-in-law on Everybody Loves Raymond, has died. He was 79. Culp was walking this morning in his Hollywood neighborhood when he fell and struck his head, according to LA Now. The actor was discovered by a jogger who called 911, but Culp was pronounced dead at Queen of Angels Hospital. Recently Culp was heavily involved in the movement to oppose the construction of an elephant exhibit at the LA Zoo; last year he spoke before the City Council calling the zoo's plans a "shameless political boondoggle."