Richard Roat dead at 89 – Seinfeld, Friends and Dallas actor dies 'suddenly' after lengthy TV and stage career | The Sun

SEINFELD and Friends star Richard Roat has died at the age of 89, his family has said.

The legendary actor, who also appeared in Dallas, passed away on August 5 in Orange County, California.


Roat is said to have died suddenly, according to Broadway World.

His cause of death remains unknown, Deadline reports.

Roat made an appearance during season eight of Seinfeld where he played a doctor.

And, during a 2000 episode of Friends, he called out Ross Geller, who was played by David Schwimmer, for being in a relationship with a student.

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Roat also starred in the shows The Golden Girls and Cheers.

In one episode of The Golden Girls, he played a character who died while having sex with the late actress Betty White.

And, the Los Angeles-born actor starred as Professor Henry Moore in several episodes of the NBC show Days of Our Lives between 1985 and 1991.

Roat appeared in a slew of sitcoms and dramas including Hawaii Five-O, Columbo, and The Bob Newhart Show.

He also starred in shows such as Baywatch and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

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Friends paid a gushing tribute to the actor, who racked up more than 130 roles on TV.

In an online obit, they said Roat was "the most supportive friend a person in the entertainment industry could ever have".

The stage and screen star loved sports and friends said he would've been "ecstatic" that the LA Angels baseball team won on the night that he died.

Roat celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary with his wife Kathy before he died.

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