FANTASY ISLAND star Ricardo Montalban has died at the age of 88.
The Mexican actor passed away in Los Angeles on Wednesday (14Jan09). The cause of death is unknown.
Montalban is most famous for his role as Mr Roarke in the 1970s and 80s show, but he also made numerous other TV, movie and theatre roles throughout a long and successful career.
He appeared as villain Khan Noonien Singh in the first ever season of Star Trek, as well as the 1982 movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
He was awarded with an Emmy in 1978 for his role in How The West Was Won and was Tony Award nominated for the his part in 19558 musical Jamaica.
Montalban's wife of 63 years, Georgiana died in 2007. The couple is survived by its four children.