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Geoffrey Scott, 'Dynasty' and 'Dark Shadows' Star Dies a Day after His 79th Birthday

Bettina Dizon
Mar 04, 2021
09:50 A.M.

“Dynasty” star Geoffrey Scott passed away on February 23, a day after he celebrated his 79th birthday, his wife, Cheri Catherine Scott, confirmed.

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Hollywood lost another veteran actor as Geoffrey Scott died last week. He rose into prominence throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s and was most recognized for his role, Mark Jennings, in the primetime soap “Dynasty.”

The actor’s wife, Cheri Catherine Scott, confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter, revealing that her husband passed away on February 23, a day after his 79th birthday.

Geoffrey Scott in the premiere of "Kiss Me, Kate," November 14, 1986. | Source: Getty Images

Geoffrey Scott in the premiere of "Kiss Me, Kate," November 14, 1986. | Source: Getty Images

Geoffrey had Parkinson’s disease, which later caused his death in Broomfield, Colorado. He was born in 1942 and grew up in San Fernando Valley, California.

He began his acting career in the ‘70s after being cast as Sky Rumson in “Dark Shadows.” Two years later, he took on the role of Jeffrey Jordan in “Where the Heart Is.”

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He appeared in a few other movies and series throughout the ‘70s, including “Houston, We’ve Got a Problem” and “Cliffhangers: The Secret Empire.” However, his mark in Hollywood was made when he starred on “Dynasty.”

Limbaugh passed away due to complications from lung cancer.

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Geoffrey’s other on-screen performances include “The Secret Empire,” “General Hospital,” “Guiding Light,” and “1st & Ten,” an HBO sitcom that aired from 1984 to 1985.

He also appeared in “Married… With Children,” “Murphy Brown,” “The Morning After,” “Adam-12,” “Cannon,” “Matt Houston,” “Dallas,” “Kojak,” and “Barnaby Jones.”

Apart from his television shows and films, the actor was also known for appearing in several commercials, such as Marlboro, Old Spice, and Maxwell House.

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After nearly half a century in the entertainment industry, Geoffrey retired and dedicated his time to his family, moving to Colorado to enjoy his favorite pastime, skiing.

Rush Limbaugh during a news conference for Miss America Pageant judges on January 27, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images

Rush Limbaugh during a news conference for Miss America Pageant judges on January 27, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images

It is only the third month of the year, yet Hollywood has already lost many stars in the industry, including Jahmil French, Larry Flynt, and radio host Rush Limbaugh.

Limbaugh passed away due to complications from lung cancer, which he was diagnosed with in January 2020. He will have a virtual memorial service held, as previously announced.

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