Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Jerry, We Will Miss ya...

Law and Order fans everywhere are saddened...

NEW YORK — Actor Jerry Orbach, who played a world-weary cop on TV's "Law & Order" and put Baby in the corner in "Dirty Dancing," has died of prostate cancer at 69, a representative of the show said Wednesday.
Orbach died Tuesday night in Manhattan after several weeks of treatment, Audrey Davis of the public relations agency Lippin Group said.

Earlier this month, Orbach's agent, Robert Malcolm, announced that he had been diagnosed with the disease. But he told FOX News on Wednesday that Orbach had suffered from prostate cancer for a decade.

"He was diagnosed a long time ago. Ten years ago. He has been fighting an incredible fight for the last 10 years, and most people did not know, and he worked," Malcolm said.

Malcolm added that Orbach was a "man of the people."

"They took to him, and he took to them. He loved New York. He loved working, and people knew that and loved him back," he said.

Orbach starred for 12 seasons in the original "Law & Order" (search) series, but left to head the spin-off "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (search), set to debut next year.


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