BREAKING NEWS: Baretta star Robert Blake dies of heart disease at 89
Robert Blake died at the age of 89 after a battle with heart disease, according to his family.
Blake worked for more than 60 years in Hollywood, starring in such classics as Treasure of the Sierra Madre with Humphrey Bogart and In Cold Blood with John Forsythe. He was also the star of a series of studio westerns under the stage name Bobby Blake.
On television, he was also known as New York City undercover detective Tony Baretta on Baretta, which ran on ABC for four seasons in the mid-1970s.
But while his career was widely celebrated, Blake had also been charged with the 2002 murder of his wife Bonny Lee Bakley, along with solicitation of murder, conspiracy and special circumstances of lying in wait.
However, a jury found him not guilty of soliciting a former stuntman he worked with at Baretta to kill Bakley, and his murder was never solved.
Robert Blake has died at the age of 89 after battling heart disease
Blake worked for more than 60 years in Hollywood, starring in classic movies and television.