Actor Bob Hastings Dies At 89

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Updated: 7/02 4:55 pm

Actor Bob Hastings has lost his long battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 89.

The "McHale's Navy" star passed away on Monday in Burbank, California.

Hastings began his career in radio at the age of 11 on shows like "The Daily Mirror Radio Gang" and "Adventures in King Arthurland" and he became the voice of popular comic book character Archie Andrews in the 1950s.

In 1949, Hastings moved into TV acting and appeared in several shows, including "Sergeant Bilko," "The Dukes of Hazzard," "All in the Family," "General Hospital" and "Ironside," but his most famous role was that of Lt. Elroy Carpenter on "McHale's Navy."

Hastings served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Paying tribute to the beloved actor, his younger brother Don, who stars in the soap opera "As The World Turns," says, "I miss him. He was a great guy. He was a good father and a good husband."

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