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I Dream Of Jeannie Actor Bill Daily Dead At 91

I Dream Of Jeannie Actor Bill Daily Dead At Ninety One
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Sep. 8 2018, Updated 7:24 p.m. ET

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Actor Bill Daily has died at the age of 91.

The I Dream Of Jeanie actor died of natural causes in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday, at his home where he had been living with his son, revealed spokesman Steve Moyer.

Daily was also known as being the comic sidekick on the The Bob Newhart Show.

He became a household name playing Major Roger Healy in all five seasons of "I Dream of Jeannie" from 1965 to 1970.

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Healy was the astronaut partner to Larry Hagman's Major Anthony Nelson as both men tried to contain the antics of Jeannie, played by Barbara Eden.

She paid tribute to him via Twitter.

Eden wrote: "Our favorite zany astronaut. Billy was wonderful to work with - he was a funny, sweet man that kept us all on our toes. I'm so thankful to have known and worked with that rascal."

Bob Newhart, 89, also praised Daily via social media.

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"He was our bullpen guy - you could always go to him.

"He was one of the most positive people I've ever known. I will miss him dearly."

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