LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Television and film star Hugh O'Brian, best known as the star of The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, has died at the age of 91.
The news was confirmed Monday by his wife Virginia O'Brian and from his foundation, the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership. He was said to have died peacefully inside his Beverly Hills home.
"I said goodbye early this morning to my favorite cowboy. My 28 years with Hugh has been an amazing, beautiful adventure. I miss my special man who told me every day I was beautiful and that he loved me, I feel very fortunate that Hugh came into my life. I was one lucky cowgirl," Virginia said in a statement according to CNN.
Hugh starred as sheriff Wyatt, a real-life western hero, for 221 episodes from 1955-1961. The popular series is noted for being one of television's first true adult westerns.
Hugh would reprise the role multiple times outside the series including CBS' 1994 television film, Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone. The actor also appeared in films such as In Harm's Way, Ten Little Indians, Twins with Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Wayne's final picture, The Shootist.
A cause of death has not been revealed. Hugh is also survived by his brother Don Krampe and seven nieces and nephews.