TV Actor

John Smith’s Death – Cause and Date

The TV actor John Smith died at the age of 63. Here are all the facts and more!

Acting career

The American actor is remembered for his roles as Deputy Lane Temple and Slim Sherman on the television westerns Cimarron City and Laramie. Smith is also notable for his role as Milo Buck in the 1954 John Wayne movie The High and the Mighty.

Personal life

Born Robert Errol Van Orden, he grew up the second child of Margaret and Errol Van Orden.

He accidentally shot and killed his older sister, Laura, when he was six years old.

He was briefly married to actress Luana Patten and had a daughter from another relationship.

Cause of death

The actor died at his home on January 25, 1995, at the age of 63, of cirrhosis of the liver, according to a spokes for the Los Angeles coroner’s department. According to his former wife, actor Luana Patten Smith, the cause of death was probably a combination of cirrhosis and heart problems.

Where is John Smith buried?

He was cremated, and his ashes were scattered at sea.