Gavin MacLeod, of ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ and ‘The Love Boat,’ dies at 90

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Gavin MacLeod, who cracked wise on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and guided “The Love Boat” with a steady hand, has died at 90. The actor died early Saturday morning, his nephew, Mark See, told Variety. No cause of death was given, but Variety reported that he had been in poor health in recent months. MacLeod shot to fame with his portrayal of Murray Slaughter on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” where he played the head news writer for a TV station where Moore worked. Co-star Ed Asner paid tribute to his colleague and noted that now he and Betty White are the only cast members remaining. “My heart i…

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