'Grizzly Adams' Star Dan Haggerty Dies at 74
Famous '70s TV star Dan Haggerty -- who played Grizzly Adams -- died from cancer early Friday morning ... TMZ has learned.
Haggerty died after battling cancer for the last few months. Sources close to Dan's family tell us doctors discovered the cancer after he had surgery for back pain.
Haggerty starred in the 1977 hit TV show "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams" as the lovable mountain man whose BFF was a grizzly bear. He also guest starred on several TV shows like "CHiPs" and "Charlie's Angels."
Haggerty was getting treatment in a hospital until recently when doctors told him the end was near and his son told close friends and family to come visit over the last few days before he passed.
Dan was 74.
Born: 11/19/1941, Pound, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Died: 1/15/2016, Burbank, California, U.S.A.
Dan Haggerty’s westerns – actor:
The Wild Country - 1970
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams – 1974 (James Capen Adams)
When the North Wind Blows – 1974 (Tsezar)
The Adventures of Frontier Fremont – 1976 (Frontier Fremont)
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (TV) – 1977-1978 (James 'Grizzly' Adams)
Desperate Women (TV) – 1978 (Benjamin Ward)
Once Upon a Starry Night (TV) – 1978 (Grizzly Adams)
When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion (TV) – 1979
Legend of the Wild - 1981 (Grizzly Adams)
Spirit of the Eagle – 1991 (Big Eli McDonaugh)
The Capture of Grizzly Adams (TV) - 1982 (James 'Grizzly' Adams)
Cheyenne Warrior – (TV) - 1994 (Barkley)
The Little Patriot – 1995 (Colonel Rose)
Escape to Grizzly Mountain - 2000 (Jeremiah)
Casa de mi Padre – 2012 [himself]
Timberwolf - 2017 (Conrad Sr.)