S.W.A.T. Star Dies; Steve Forrest Was 87

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Steve Forrest, best known for his role as Dan "Hondo" Harrelson on the 1970s hit S.W.A.T. died on Saturday in Thousands Oaks, California.

He was 87.

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Sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that the actor was surrounded by family members at the time of his passing.

Forrest first struck in big in the 1953 film So Big and then transitioned to the small screen on such shows as Playhouse 90, Lux Video Theater, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

But it was his role for two seasons on Aaron Spelling's S.W.A.T. that truly struck. The drana was the basis for the 2003 film of the same name.

Forrest popped up on Dallas, Malibu, and Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Christine; three sons; and four grandchildren.