Ricardo Montalbán, best known as Mr. Roarke on the series Fantasy Island, passed away in Los Angeles today at the age of 88. Cause of death has yet to be determined, but at 88, chances are it wasn't a heroin overdose. Reports are that his daughter and nurses were with him at the time of death.
Ricardo acted in over 30 films during his career and had parts, both major and minor, on over 30 television shows. Any Planet of the Apes fan can tell you, he was one kick ass circus owner! And Khan in Star Trek II, fuggeddaboudit!
He remained a Mexican citizen throughout his life, though he lived in the United States. Devoutly Roman Catholic, a huge service is no doubt in the works.
Peace out, Ricardo Montalbán! Here's hoping all your fantasies come true on that big island in the sky!