Robert Hogan dead – TV actor who starred in The Wire & Law & Order dies at 87 after pneumonia complications

ACTOR Robert Hogan who starred in the crime drama series The Wire and Law & Order has died after suffering complications from pneumonia, aged 87.

The TV star passed away at his home in Maine on May 27, his family said.

Hogan featured in programs such as Law & Order and the soap Peyton Place in a career that spanned six decades, USA Today reports.

He played retired shipwright Louis Sobotka in the TV series “The Wire”.

The New York actor made guest appearances in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2011, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Hogan also starred in soaps Days of Our Lives, Another World, and The Young Marrieds.

It's reported that the actor starred in more than 100 primetime shows throughout his career.

It's thought that the character of US Air Forces Colonel Robert Hogan on the sitcom Hogan's Heroes was named after him by a friend.

Hogan also appeared in movies including 1960s films FBI Code 98 and Greenwich Village Story.

He also starred in the disaster 1974 movie Heatwave! and comedy film Roll, Freddy, Roll.

The actor made his Broadway debut in 1989 where starred in the show A Few Good Men produced by Aaron Sorkin.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years Mary, three children from a previous marriage, and two grandchildren.

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