SCOTTSDALE Ariz. (CBS SF) – Best known for his role as the superhero The Green Hornet, actor Van Williams has died. Williams died on Tuesday, November 29th of kidney failure at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona where he lived with his wife Vicki of 57 years. Williams only one kidney since he was 25 years old, Vicki said. He was 82.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Williams’ character was a spin-off to the action series “Batman” starring Adam West and Burt Ward. The Green Hornet’s sidekick Kato was played by martial arts legend Bruce Lee. The show was short-lived and was cancelled after 26 episodes.READ MORE: Serinda Swan On Her Character Dr. Jenny Cooper In The CW's 'Coroner': 'The Humanity Seen In Jenny Is Really Resonating With People'
In 2011, The Green Hornet made it on the big screen starring Seth Rogen in the lead role. However, Williams had nothing to do with the reboot, according to his wife.READ MORE: Amy Smart On 'DC's Stargirl': 'It's Pure Entertainment' MORE NEWS: Penn Jillette On Looking Forward To Getting Back On Stage Post-COVID: 'I Love Doing Shows, It's Really Been My Whole Life'
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