Efrem Zimbalist Jr., who became a household name on television for playing suave detectives in the 1950s-60s hit series "77 Sunset Strip" and "The FBI", has just passed away. He died peacefully Friday, May 2, at his ranch in Solvang, his family announces. He was 95.
"We are heartbroken to announce the passing into peace of our beloved father, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., today at his Solvang, Calif. ranch. A devout Christian, he actively enjoyed his life to the last day, showering love on his extended family, playing golf, and visiting with close friends," his children say. "We will miss him dearly."