Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Family and friends are mourning the death of John Karlen , the the actor who played multiple roles (Willie Loomis, Carl Collins, William H. Loomis, Desmond Collins, Alex Jenkins and Kendrick Young) on the ABC serial Dark Shadows has died today 01-22-2020 at the age of 86.
John Karlen is an American character actor who played multiple roles on the ABC serial Dark Shadows, in various episodes between 206 and 1245, which aired from 1966-1971. In 1971 Karlen starred as the male lead in Daughters of Darkness.
John Karlen, who played Willie Loomis on Dark Shadows passed away today. He also won a Best Supporting Actor Emmy award for his portrayal of Harvey Lacey on Cagney and Lacey. pic.twitter.com/htCAskKQk4
— Jim Sorensen (@JimSorensen2) January 23, 2020
Shadowgram, the Dark Shadows newsletter, is reporting that #JohnKarlen has passed away. Karlen played Willie Loomis on Dark Shadows, and Harvey Lacey on Cagney and Lacey… https://t.co/5F6NofFfJr pic.twitter.com/RXp9vAVC9M
— Silver Age Television 📺 (@SilverAgeTV) January 23, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on what caused the death of John Karlen . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Just read word from @davidselbycom that #JohnKarlen has passed. RIP to one of the great actors from #DarkShadows as well as stage and screen. He also starred in the iconic #DaughtersofDarkness. pic.twitter.com/U3Arr3q4tf
— Jessica #TeamNegan Dwyer (@JessicaDwyer) January 23, 2020
RIP John Karlen. His portrayal of the tortured Willie Loomis was one of the major reasons that the initial Barnabas Collins arc of Dark Shadows was such riveting classic television. pic.twitter.com/v24UFJYT3X
— Sad Marsh Ghost Dreamily Drowning (@MsHappyDieHappy) January 23, 2020
So sad to hear that John Karlen has died. He won awards as Harvey in ‘Cagney & Lacey’, but for me he’s Willie Loomis, who unleashed a vampire, and the various other characters he played in different centuries and different realities throughout the run of ‘Dark Shadows’. pic.twitter.com/lY1RzfhsTB
— Daniel McGachey (@DMcGachey) January 23, 2020
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