Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ricardo Montalban Dies At Age 88

Ricardo Montalban, best known for his role as Mr. Roarke on televisions "Fantasy Island," has died. He was 88.

He died Wednesday morning at his Los Angeles home of complications related to old age, said his son-in-law, Gilbert Smith.

In addition to his famous line "Welcome to Fantasy Island", the Mexican born actor also starred as Khan Noonien Singh in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982), and was a commercial spokesman for Chrysler where he touted the "soft Corinthian leather" of the Chrysler Cordoba.

In later years, he lent his distinctive voice to several projects including "Family Guy", "Kim Possible" and the feature film "The Ant Bully"

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