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American actor Kevin Dobson has died from a heart attack aged 77, it was confirmed on Facebook. The United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County, of which he was chairman, shared a touching tribute to the screen star.

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Condolences to the entire family. Rest In Peace

The United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County

Kevin served as military police before becoming an actor and the organisation celebrated his life and work he did for charity.

Taking to the social media site to share the sad news of his passing, the group wrote: "Army Veteran, Veterans Rights Activist, Film and Television Actor Kevin Dobson has passed away.

"He was 77 Years Old. Condolences to the entire family. Rest In Peace."

They also shared a recent video of the star addressing veterans for 4 July celebrations, encouraging everyone to "stay safe" during the coronavirus pandemic and to enjoy the holiday safely.

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Kevin Dobson dead: Kojak and Knots Landing star dies aged 77 from a heart attackKevin Dobson dead: Kojak and Knots Landing star dies aged 77 from a heart attack (Image: GETTY)

Kevin Dobson died from a heart attackKevin Dobson died on Sunday (Image: GETTY)

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"Kevin Dobson was always willing to help local veterans organisations," the Facebook ground captioned the video.

Dobson died Sunday evening in a Californian hospital, after reportedly struggling with an "autoimmune deficiency", his rep Arthur Toretzk, told The Reporter.

Kevin may have been best known for portraying Patrick "Mack" MacKenzie on CBS

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