Malachi Throne Dead at 84

Actor Malachi Throne died Wednesday in Los Angeles of lung cancer. He was 84.

The news was announced on Facebook.com by actor pal Jim Beaver, who stars in JUSTIFIED. In a post on Thursday Beaver wrote, “My good friend Malachi Throne died last night. One of the finest actors and finest people I've been fortunate enough to know.”

Throne is perhaps best known for playing Robert Wagner’s boss on IT TAKES A THIEF and False-Face on hit U.S. TV series BATMAN. He was also the voice of The Keeper on STARK TREK.

Throne's daytime soap opera roles included Morgan Rutherford in ALL MY CHILDREN and Edgar Daniels on RYAN'S HOPE.

In addition, he had a number of guest roles on THE WEST WING, MELROSE PLACE, THE DOCTORS AND THE NURSES and THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN.

Throne was an active member of the Theatre West company in Los Angeles. He was scheduled to appear in "The Fantasticks" there this past fall but had to withdraw because of his fading health, publicist Philip Sokoloff said.

His wife said Throne was cremated and there will be no services.

"Theatre West says goodbye to our friend and colleague Malachi Throne," said a message on the theater's home page.

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