The new year continues to roll in with bad news. The latest tragedy to strike Hollywood comes from the world of television. According to reports, David Nelson, who was best known for his role on the classic TV series “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” has died. He was 74 years old.

Nelson was the last surviving member of the “Ozzie and Harriet” cast, which featured his real parents and his real younger brother Ricky. The show ran from 1952 to 1966 and usually featured situations and stories taken from the acting family’s lives. They even filmed the show in their home in the Hollywood foothills.

Nelson died on Tuesday after losing his battle with colon cancer according to his publicist Dale Olson.

Some of Nelson’s other TV credits include: “Up In Smoke,” “The Love Boat,” “High School USA,” and “A Family For Joe.” Directing credits included “O.K. Crackerby,” “Childish Things,” “Easy To Be Free,” “Ozzie’s Girls,” “Death Screams,” “Last Plane Out,” “Goodnight Beantown” and “A Rare Breed.”

The actor is survived by his wife, Yvonne; four sons and a daughter; and seven grandchildren. He also has a host of nieces and nephews including twin singers Gunner and Matthew Nelson (from brother Ricky).

R.I.P. David Nelson.

Source: CBS News