Geoffrey Scott dead: Dynasty and Dark Shadows actor dies from Parkinson’s Disease aged 79

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American actor Geoffrey Scott has died on 23 February after battling Parkinson’s disease his wife Cheri Catherine Scott, told The Hollywood Reporter. He passed away just minutes after his birthday was over, at their home in Colorado aged 79.

He was best known for his role in the 1980s ABC primetime soap Dynasty, where he played tennis pro Mark Jennings, the first husband of Linda Evans’ Krystle Carrington.

Another sitcom he was well known for was Dark Shadows in 1970, portraying publisher Sky Rumson.

Other credits included Jeffrey Jordan on CBS’ Where the Heart Is in 1972, David McAllister on ABC’s General Hospital in 1989 and Billy Lewis on CBS’ Guiding Light in 1994.

Alongside his TV work, he became a popular face in television commercials, appearing in over 100 during his career.

He is survived by Cheri and their twin sons Christopher and Matthew

RIP.

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