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Emmy-Winning Actor William Windom Dead at 88

by ETonline Staff 6:37 PM PDT, August 19, 2012
Photo: CBS

Emmy Winner William Windom passed away at his home in Woodacre, California last Thursday, his wife Patricia confirms. The 88-year-old actor died of congestive heart failure.

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In addition to numerous appearances in film and TV, the actor is best known for playing Star Trek's Commodore Matt Decker, Murder She Wrote's Dr. Seth Hazlitt, and multiple memorable roles on the Rod Sterling series, The Twilight Zone.

Windom won an Emmy in 1970 for best actor in a comedy series in for his performance in My World and Welcome to It, based on author James Thurber's essays and cartoons.

The actor is survived by his four children and wife of 37 years.

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