Fame and Melrose Place actor Morgan Stevens found dead inside his home
Morgan Stevens has been found dead inside his home.
According to TMZ, the actor’s neighbour called police to do a welfare check after they had not heard from Stevens in days. When police arrived at the home, they discovered Stevens’ body in his kitchen. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police reportedly do not suspect any foul play and believe Stevens died from natural causes. He was 70.
Stevens appeared on some iconic TV shows during his career. He was best known for his stint on the series Fame, playing teacher David Reardon for two seasons. He also had recurring roles in the popular series Melrose Place, in which he played Nick Diamond, the lawyer for the notorious Jack Parezi (played by Antonio Sabàto Jr.
The actor also made cameos on Murder, She Wrote, One Day at a Time, Murder One and Walker, Texas Ranger.
Away from the camera, Stevens made headlines in the ’90s when he was the alleged victim of police brutality after he was arrested for a suspected DUI. According to TMZ, Stevens was waiting in his jail cell for 90 minutes where he refused to hand back the shirt that was given to him.
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This was when he alleged two jail employees kicked and beat him, leaving him with an broken nose, fractured cheek, dislocated jaw and nerve damage. The actor later sued and won, with a settlement reached behind closed doors.
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