Howard Hesseman, Dies at 81
Howard Hesseman, who starred in the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati as the disc jockey Johnny Fever, died at 81.
A colon surgery complication caused Hesseman's death Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, according to his wife, actress and acting teacher Caroline Ducrocq.
Member of the Committee and a real-life DJ in the 1960s, Hesseman starred as out-of-
work actor Charlie Moore on the ABC comedy Head of the Class.
After four seasons, he left to pursue a film career. On One Day at a Time, his character, architect Sam Royer, married
divorcee Ann Romano (Bonnie Franklin).Other odd roles include a writer's block patient on The Bob Newhart Show, a
psychiatrist on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, a pimp opposite Dan Aykroyd in Doctor Detroit (1983), and a
shock rocker in This Is Spinal Tap (1984). He was nominated for an Emmy in 1980 and 1981 for his work on WKRP in Cincinnati.