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Actor Matthew Cowles, best known for his performance as villain Billy Clyde Tuggle on All My Children, has just been reported to have passed away. He was 69.
People reports that news of the actor's death was first circulated by his manager, Tsu Tsu Stanton, who tweeted the following on Friday:
#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
Following this tweet, one of the show's writers, Jean Passanante, went on to also tweet her condolences:
So sad to hear about the death of Matthew Cowles, #AMC's one and only Billy Clyde Tuggle. A sweet man and a uniquely talented actor.
— Jean Passanante (@PFossil) May 24, 2014
Nominated for two Daytime Emmys, Cowles' career spanned more than four decades. He is also known for his performances in films such as Shutter Island and Nurse Betty, as well as his work on other shows like The Bold and the Beautiful and Life on Mars.
E! Online reports that his career also included Broadway roles in Malcolm, The Time of Your Life and Sweet Bird of Youth.
Cowles is survived by his wife of over 30 years, The Good Wife star Christine Baranski, and their two children.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cause of death is not available at this time.