AceShowbiz - Longtime U.S. soap star Roscoe Born has died, aged 69.
Paying tribute to the late TV regular, his business partner Deanna Lynne writes, "It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of Roscoe Born's passing. He was an incredibly talented actor and songwriter... He will be missed forever."
Born in Kansas he began his career as a soap actor in 1981, portraying gangster Joe Novak on "Ryan's Hope".
He left the series in 1983 and returned to daytime soaps two years later, as villain Mitch Laurence in "One Life to Live".