Robert Stack dies

May 16, 2003 by Ian Evans

Veteran actor Robert Stack, best known for his work on TV’s The Untouchables and Unsolved Mysteries has died at age 84.

Stack had recently undergone chemotherpy and radiation treatments to battle cancer. He died of a heart attack on Wednesday and was discovered by his wife, Rosemarie.

Despite his poor health, the actor with the distinctive voice kept working and most recently taped narration for a revival of Little Shop of Horrors.

Stack was perhaps best known for his roles as Eliot Ness in The Untouchables. He played the Prohibition-era crimefighter from 1959 to 1963. He won an Emmy for the role in 1960.

Younger TV viewers knew Stack from the series Unsolved Mysteries. The show helped track down over 140 fugitives.