‘Melrose Place’ actor Morgan Stevens dies at 70
Actor Morgan Stevens, who played Nick Diamond on ‘Melrose Place’, died Wednesday at his home. He was 70 years old.
According to a source at TMZ, Stevens had not been seen or heard from for a few days.
A neighbor called authorities for a checkup, the insider said. Authorities confirmed to TMZ that the TV star was found in his kitchen, where he was pronounced dead.
Police do not suspect foul play and believe he likely died of natural causes.
Stevens had numerous guest spots on television. Besides working on Aaron Spelling’s drama, he also appeared on the show “Fame.” He played Professor David Reardon for two seasons.
He also appeared in the historical drama “The Waltons” as well as the following three reunion films in the series.
Her other roles included roles in many classic TV shows such as “A Year in the Life”, “Murder, She Wrote”, “One Day at a Time”, “Murder One”, and “Walker, Texas Ranger”. The latter, in 1999, was his last screen appearance.
Stevens was arrested for an alleged DUI in the 1990s. He allegedly claims the incident led to him becoming a victim of police brutality. After waiting in a prison cell for an hour and a half, when he refused to return a shirt given to him, police officers allegedly kicked and beat him repeatedly.
He suffered a broken nose, a fractured cheek, a dislocated jaw and nerve damage. Following the ordeal, he sued and an out-of-court settlement was reached.
Stevens was born in 1951 in Knoxville, Tennessee.