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'Dark Shadows' Star Jonathan Frid Dies

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm •  Published: April 19, 2012

Jonathan Frid, the Canadian actor who originated the role of vampire Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows, has died just a few weeks before the release of the big-screen version of the late '60s soap. He was 87.

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Frid died on none other than Friday the 13th, according his Dark Shadows co-star Kathryn Leigh Scott, who told TheWrap that the star passed away in a hospital following a fall at his home near Toronto. His family had not wanted to release the news earlier.

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