The I Dream of Jeannie star, Bill Daily, died on Tuesday, September 4, at 91 years old.
A tribute was paid to the actor, who also played Howard Borden on The Bob Newhart Show, for his former co-stars on Friday, when the sad news was confirmed.
Barbara Eden, 87, announced the news with a tweet, writing: "Our favorite silly astronaut, Bill Daily has passed in. Billy was wonderful to work with him.
Star of Sitcom: the actor of I Dream of Jeannie, Bill Daily, died on Tuesday, September 4, at 91 years old (in the photo of September 2007)
She continued: "He was a funny and sweet man who kept us all on alert." I'm so grateful to have met and worked with that rascal. Until we meet again Billy, xo -B #RIPBillDaily. & # 39;
In addition to his role as Roger Healey in I Dream of Jeannie, Daily was among the main actors of The Bob Newhart Show from 1972 to 1978.
He starred with his old friend Bob Newhart as his neighbor, Howard Borden.
Playing to laugh: He played Roger Healey in I Dream of Jeannie with Barbara Eden (pictured)
Newhart, 89. shared his condolences with a tweet on Friday, sharing: "Bill Daily and I are going back to Chicago in the 50's and he and I were trying to get up.
& # 39; Later, he joined the Bob Newhart Show. He was our kind of bullpen, you could always go with him. He was one of the most positive people I have ever met. I'll miss him so much. & # 39;
Daily's son, J. Patrick Daily, told The Hollywood Reporter that the comedy star died on Tuesday of natural causes in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Tribute: Daily was also among the main cast on The Bob Newhart Show from 1972 to 1978
Sitcom I Dream of Jeannie, about an astronaut who finds a genie in a bottle, ran from 1965 to 1970, for five seasons, and also starred Eden and Larry Hagman, who died in November 2012 at age 81.
The ALF actor again played his role as Major Healey in two films made for television: I Dream of Jeannie from 1985 … Fifteen Years Later and I Still Dream of Jeannie from 1991.
Additional Daily acting credits include Bewitched, Mary Tyler Moore, CHiPs, The Love Boat, Newhart and Bob.
He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and raised by his mother and other family members after his father died when he was young.
When he was young, he was recruited by the United States Army and served in the Korean War with an artillery unit, which was later transferred to an entertainment unit.
Sad news: Barbara Eden, 87, announced the news with a tweet, writing: "Our favorite silly astronaut, Bill Daily, is over, Billy was wonderful to work with & # 39;
He married his first wife, Patricia Anderson, in 1949; the couple divorced in 1976.
He adopted two sons, son, Patrick and daughter, Kimberley.
He married Vivian Sánchez in the 1980s, with whom he had a son. He and Sanchez divorced later.
In 1993, he married his third wife, Becky Daily. The couple remained united until his death in 2010.