Fame and Melrose Place actor Morgan Stevens has passed away at 70 years of age ...

Fame and Melrose Place actor Morgan Stevens has passed away at 70 years of age ...
Fame and Melrose Place actor Morgan Stevens has passed away at 70 years of age ...

The acting world is in mourning with the passing of TV actor Morgan Stevens, who was found dead on Wednesday at 70 years of age.

The actor hadn't been seen or heard from in a few days, prompting a neighbor to call for a wellness check on Wednesday, when he was found in his kitchen and pronounced dead on the scene, via TMZ

Police sources reveal that there were no signs of foul play and he most likely died of natural causes. 

Mourning: The acting world is in mourning with the passing of TV actor Morgan Stevens, who was found dead on Wednesday at 70 years of age

Mourning: The acting world is in mourning with the passing of TV actor Morgan Stevens, who was found dead on Wednesday at 70 years of age

Wellness: The actor hadn't been seen or heard from in a few days, prompting a neighbor to call for a wellness check on Wednesday, when he was found in his kitchen and pronounced dead on the scene, via TMZ

Wellness: The actor hadn't been seen or heard from in a few days, prompting a neighbor to call for a wellness check on Wednesday, when he was found in his kitchen and pronounced dead on the scene, via TMZ 

The actor was born Calvin Morgan Stevens on October 16, 1951 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

While he went to college at the University of Tennessee for advertising, he became unhappy with that pursuit and joined the Coast Guard for a year.

He was stationed near New York City and took in several Broadway plays, which sparked his love for acting, prompting his return to school to switch majors to theatre arts.

Theater arts: He was stationed near New York City and took in several Broadway plays, which sparked his love for acting, prompting his return to school to switch majors to theatre arts

Theater arts: He was stationed near New York City and took in several Broadway plays, which sparked his love for acting, prompting his return to school to switch majors to theatre arts

After graduating he moved to Los Angeles, where he quickly found work, landing a role on the revival of Peyton's Place in 1979.

He also had small roles on One Day at a Time, Quincy M.E. and The Waltons before he landed his first major role in the TV series Fame.

He

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