Fantasy Island star, Ricardo Montalban dies, aged 88

Actor Ricardo Montalban died at his home in Los Angeles today. He was aged 88. Sci-fi fans will remember him as Khan, from Star Trek.

Actor Ricardo Montalban died at his home in Los Angeles today. He was aged 88. Sci-fi fans will remember him as Khan from Star Trek; TV junkies will know him as Mr Roarke from Fantasy Island but to your grandmother he may even have been a heartthrob.

Mexican born Montalban was s star in his homeland before taking a chance on Hollywood in the 50s – he starred opposite many of Hollywood’s leading ladies of the era, including Shirley Maclaine and Lana Turner though success didn’t really arrive for the actor until he turned his attention to the small screen.

His role on the Aaron Spelling drama Fantasy Island made him a household name



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