BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Dan Haggerty, the actor best known for his title role in The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams has died at the age of 74.
Haggerty's manager and close friend Terry Bomar confirmed the news with multiple outlets Friday explaining how the star was battling cancer in his spine since July.
"He had cancer and had been fighting since July, and he had a great Thanksgiving and a great Christmas, and he died with his kids around him and people who love him," Bomar said in a statement.
Haggerty's daughter Megan according to Variety was using a crowdfunding campaign to help raise money for his against "this bear known as cancer." Megan however was only able to raise $10,500 of her $100,000 goal.
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, originally released in 1974 and was later made into a television series of the same name, featured Haggerty as a lovable outdoorsman who befriended a bear he raised as a cub. Haggerty also appeared in other television shows such as Charlie's Angelss in 1981 and The Love Boat in 1983.
Including Megan, Haggerty is survived by his children, Dylan, Cody, Tracey and Don.