Bill Macy, who played Bea Arthur's husband in 'Maude,' dead at 97
Bill Macy at the premiere of the movie "Surviving Christmas" on Oct. 14, 2004 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Mark J. Terrill, AP)
Bill Macy, who acted alongside Bea Arthur in the sitcom "Maude," has died. He was 97.
Macy's friend Matt Beckoff confirmed the news in a statement to USA TODAY Friday.
"He died at 7:13pm last night in Los Angeles," his statement read. "He is survived by his wife Samantha Harper Macy."
Macy played Walter Findlay, husband to Arthur's character Maude Findlay in the "All in the Family" spin-off series. The series ran from 1972 to 1978.
Macy also starred in other TV shows and films, including 1979's "The Jerk," 1999's "Analyze This" and 2006's "The Holiday."
In a post to Facebook, Beckoff called Macy "a spitfire right up to the end."
"My buddy. Gonna miss you Bill," he added.
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