Matthew Cowles Dead: ‘All My Children’ Actor Dies At 69

Matthew Cowles was found dead Thursday, May 22, at the age of 69, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

Cowles was best known for his role as Billy Clyde Tuggle on “All My Children,” which he played for more than four decades, earning two daytime Emmy nominations over the course of his career. Other memorable work includes include a recurring part in HBO’s “Oz” (2003) as well as a role in “Shutter Island” (2010).

On Friday morning, his manager Tsu Tsu Stanton took to Twitter to commemorate Cowles. “He was a very gifted and kind man who loved life and everyone,” she wrote.

As THR notes, the cause of death was not immediately available.

#Matthew Cowles passed away on 5/22.I had the pleasure of being his manager. He was a very gifted and kind man who loved life and everyone.

— Tsu Tsu Stanton (@TsuTsuUnlimited) May 23, 2014

Cowles is survived by his wife of more than 30 years, Emmy nominee and Tony Award Winner Christine Baranski, currently most closely associated with her role as Diane Lockheart on “The Good Wife.”

This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post

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