Michael Nader has died at the age of 76: Dynasty actor dies of cancer

Michael Nader has died aged 76 after the TV actor best known for his role as Joan Collins’ boyfriend Dex on Dynasty dies of cancer


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Michael Nader has died at the age of 76 after a long battle with cancer, his wife Jodi Lister announced on Wednesday.

The actor was best known for playing Dex Dexter, the boyfriend of Joan Collins’ scheming character, Alexis Carrington, on the hit 1980s TV show Dynasty.

And Nader was also known as Susan Lucci’s husband, Dimitri Marick, on the soap opera All My Children.

He will be missed: Michael Nader has died at the age of 76 after a long battle with cancer, his wife Jodi Lister announced on Wednesday.  The actor was best known for playing Dex Dexter, the boyfriend of Joan Collins' character, Alexis Carrington, on the hit 1980s TV show Dynasty.

He will be missed: Michael Nader has died at the age of 76 after a long battle with cancer, his wife Jodi Lister announced on Wednesday. The actor was best known for playing Dex Dexter, the boyfriend of Joan Collins’ character, Alexis Carrington, on the hit 1980s TV show Dynasty.

He died at his home in Northern California, it was added by: TVLine.

The cause of death was a form of cancer that was not curable.

“It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of my beloved Michael,” Nader’s wife said in a statement. MichaelFairmanTV.com.

Husband and wife: In 1983, he joined the cast of Dynasty.  He played the dark-haired hunk who caught Alexis's attention.  He refused to be her toy boy and wanted a more serious relationship, but she resisted, until they finally got married

Husband and wife: In 1983, he joined the cast of Dynasty.  He played the dark-haired hunk who caught Alexis's attention.  He refused to be her toy boy and wanted a more serious relationship, but she resisted, until they finally got married

Husband and wife: In 1983, he joined the cast of Dynasty. He played the dark-haired hunk who caught Alexis’s attention. He refused to be her toy boy and wanted a more serious relationship, but she resisted, until they finally got married

“We have had 18 wonderful years with the many dogs we have bred and adopted.

Recently, Michael was so excited to reconnect with his friends from the Dynasty cast at Emma Samms’ virtual event to raise money for long-term COVID research.

‘He was a beautiful and fascinating man with many talents and skills. I’ll miss him forever,” she continued.

Sad loss to Hollywood: He died at his home in Northern California, TVLine added.  Seen in 2013

Sad loss to Hollywood: He died at his home in Northern California, TVLine added.  Seen in 2013

Sad loss to Hollywood: He died at his home in Northern California, TVLine added. Seen in 2013

The actor was born in Missouri and moved to Los Angeles in his twenties.

He popped up on the shows Gidget and Flash.

In 1983, he joined the cast of Dynasty. He played the dark-haired hunk who caught Alexis’s attention.

His love: “It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of my beloved Michael,” Nader’s wife said in a statement shared with MichaelFairmanTV.com. Seen in 1986

A close bond: “We’ve had 18 wonderful years with the many dogs we’ve bred and adopted,” she added. Seen in 1986

He refused to be her toy boy and wanted a more serious relationship, but she resisted until they eventually got married.

Nader – the nephew of actor George Nader – gained a large following for playing Dex. He stayed with the show until it ended in 1989.

He then joined All My Children in 1991. He played Lucci’s handsome husband named Marick. He left the series in 1999 and returned the following year.

They were good friends: Nader and Collins attended the party for the 200th episode of Dynasty in 1988 at the Dynasty Set in Hollywood

They were good friends: Nader and Collins attended the party for the 200th episode of Dynasty in 1988 at the Dynasty Set in Hollywood

They were good friends: Nader and Collins attended the party for the 200th episode of Dynasty in 1988 at the Dynasty Set in Hollywood

He then went on to guest-star on hit shows such as Law & Order: SVU and Magnum, PI

The star was also known for drug problems.

He became sober in the 1980s, but in 1997 he was charged with drink-driving.

He was arrested for trying to sell cocaine to an undercover cop in 2001, The Post reported.

He is survived by his wife and daughter Lindsay Michelle.

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