Dynasty Actors You May Not Know Passed Away

A manipulative, shady businessman, Cecil Colby was the black-hearted sheep of the Colby family — which is probably why he was made CEO of ColbyCo. Oil. Once Blake Carrington’s closest friend, as their companies grew, their friendship soured. So when Alexis showed up in town, it was inevitable that they’d get together. Greed, lust, and revenge turned the two on so much they decided to join in unholy union. Colby, though, couldn’t quite handle a woman like Alexis. He had a heart-attack during sex, and in one of the show’s most delightfully infamous scenes, she tried slapping and berating him back to life.

It worked, and he lived long enough to exchange vows in the hospital. After tense vows, Colby’s heart gave out again as he railed against Blake and the Carrington family. He spat venom at Alexis about how his wedding gift was pitting her against her ex-husband and leaving her with the money and power to take him down. Then he flat-lined.

With an unforgettable voice, Canadian born actor Lloyd Bochner spent his career moving between movies and TV, with a particularly memorable performance in “The Twilight Zone” episode “To Serve Man.” After leaving “Dynasty,” Bochner continued acting into the new millennium, burnishing his credits with everything from the “Golden Girls” to a recurring voice role in “Batman: The Animated Series.” He died of cancer on October 25, 2005, at the age of 81.

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