Matthew Cowles Dies; All My Children Actor Was 69

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Sad news out of Hollywood over the weekend:

Matthew Cowles, a veteran actor best known for his long-running role as Billy Clyde Tuggle on All My Children, died Thursday at the age of 69.

His manager, Tsu Tsu Stanton confirmed this sad news to The Hollywood Reporter, although the cause of death is unknown at this time.

Matthew Cowles on All My Children

He was a very gifted and kind man who loved life and everyone," Stanton Tweeted Friday.

Cowles earned two daytime Emmy nominations and is survived by his wife over more than three decades Christine Baranski (The Good Wife).

Cowles also appeared in a series of small parts in TV shows over the years, including bit roles in Kojak (1976), Miami Vice (1985), Law & Order (1991) and a recurring role in HBO's Oz (2003)  and BBC One's Life on Mars (2008-09).

We send our condolences to his loved ones.

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