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Peter Breck Dead: 'The Big Valley' And 'Maverick' Actor Dies At 82

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Peter Breck, known for his roles in "The Big Valley" and "Maverick" has passed away at the age of 82. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Breck's wife made the announcement at "The Big Valley" fan fiction forum, The Big Valley Writing Desk.

Throughout "The Big Valley's" four seasons -- from 1965 to 1969 -- Breck played Nick Barkley, the son of Victoria Barkley, Barbara Stanwyck's character.

Breck's other TV roles include multiple TV Westerns. He appeared on several episodes of "Maverick" as Doc Holliday, "Lawman" and "Black Saddle." Following "The Big Valley," Breck made guest appearances on several shows including "General Hospital," "Fantasy Island" and "The Incredible Hulk." His last credited role is the 2004 film "Jiminy Glick in Lalawood."

According to THR, Breck had been suffering from dementia and had been hospitalized since early January.

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