October 30, 2007

RIP Robert Goulet

Singer and actor Robert Goulet has passed away at age 73.

Robert Goulet, the handsome, big-voiced baritone whose Broadway debut in "Camelot" launched an award-winning stage and recording career, has died. He was 73.

The singer died Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles hospital while awaiting a lung transplant, said Goulet spokesman Norm Johnson.

He had been awaiting a lung transplant at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after being found last month to have a rare form of pulmonary fibrosis.

While Mr. Goulet will always be famous for his roles on Broadway and his many TV appearances, I think his last stint in front of the camera sums up his humor best:

I hope he'll still appear at 3pm..... ghost Robert Goulet is even scarier.....

Posted by caltechgirl at October 30, 2007 05:39 PM | TrackBack

Oh no. Oh, that's so sad.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at October 30, 2007 06:37 PM

He barely looked like he was even 60. ::sigh:: All the great ones are slipping away, and all we'll be left with are guys with questionable hygiene, pretty boy faces, and looking like they just rolled out of bed after a night of shooting speed.

Posted by: Erica at October 31, 2007 03:48 AM

Yea, I saw that he died this morning, it really threw me off. I actually made the comment at work, "Now who's going to mess with my stuff?"

Posted by: Contagion at October 31, 2007 02:00 PM

That's sad. He had such a wonderful voice.

I didn't even realize he had a hereditary lung disease until I read his obit.

(And yeah...I also had the "who is going to mess with my stuff now?" thought.)

Posted by: ricki at November 1, 2007 06:41 AM

This was the first that i had heard of this. I knew he was sick.

Posted by: Lukie at November 3, 2007 07:48 AM

I like his Naked Gun appearance.

Posted by: Jack at November 5, 2007 09:58 PM