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'Monk' actor Stanley Kamel found dead

Stanley Kamel: RIP

Stanley Kamel, a character actor most recently known for playing Dr Kroger, Adrian Monk's thrice-a-week therapist, has been found dead in his Hollywood home.

Stanley Kamel: RIPStanley Kamel's family released the following statement:

Actor Stanley Kamel was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday, April 8, by his long time agents and friends, Donna Massetti and Marilyn Szatmary. Cause of death at this time is unknown... He is survived by his brothers Dr Stephen Kamel and Robert Kamel, 5 nieces and nephews, and 6 grand nieces and nephews.

Wednesday afternoon, Kamel's representative stated that the actor died of a heart attack.On the USA hit series Monk, he played Dr Charles Kroger, the psychiatrist tending to the obsessive-compulsive title character, Detective Adrian Monk, played by Tony Shaloub.A working actor for nearly 40 years, Kamel appeared in several well-known shows, such as Murder One, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Cagney & Lacey, Days of Our Lives, Melrose Place and Beverly Hills 90210, among others. (Above right: Stanley Kamel as he appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Days of Our Lives.)He had recently signed on to appear in the upcoming comedy, "For Better or For Worse," which IMDB.com reports is "A comedy about a pair of grooms whose family, friends, and exes threaten to turn their wedding into a disastrous event."

Stanley Kamel: RIP
Stanley Kamel: 1943-2008


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