Pernell Roberts– How Did the TV Actor Die?

Pernell Roberts died at age 81, impressive. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding TV actor Pernell Roberts' death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Most well known for playing Adam Cartwright on Bonanza and Dr. John McIntyre on Trapper John, MD in addition to over sixty television guest spots.

He was heavily involved with playing the horn and acting in school theater productions while attending high school.

He has also been a proud political activist.

How did Pernell Roberts die?

Pernell Roberts' death was caused by cancer.

An obituary on Tuesday about the actor Pernell Roberts misstated the cause of death. His lawyer and friend Richard A. Stone said it was pancreatic cancer, not prostate cancer.

Information about the death of Pernell Roberts
Cause of deathCancer
Age of death81 years
ProfessionTv Actor
BirthdayMay 18, 1928
Death dateJanuary 24, 2010
Place of deathMalibu, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


"I stay out of typecasting ruts."

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"My problems with 'Bonanza' were problems of communication. What we discussed would be, never was. I thought it would be a sophisticated show. Instead it never went beyond the comic strip level."

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"I've worked a lot in Europe, particularly Spain, which I like very much."

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"Materialism isn't the panacea that so many people think it is."

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"There has been an obvious effort to play it safe, to make 'Bonanza' a good family show that would offend no one and hit a consistent level of mediocrity."

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