“Leave It to Beaver” star Ken Osmond has died.
The former child star, who played Eddie Haskell on the classic 1950s family TV series, passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Monday, May 18. He was 76.
Ken landed the role of troublemaker Haskell in 1957 and played the character in over 230 episodes spanning six years.
He also guest-starred on U.S. TV shows, including “Lassie”, “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”, “Wagon Train”, “The Munsters” and “The Loretta Young Show”.
He stepped away from showbusiness in the 1960s and became a police officer until he retired in 1988, but he often returned to TV for roles in Happy Days” and “Still the Beaver”.
A statement from Osmond’s son, Eric, reads, “He was an incredibly kind and wonderful father. He had his family gathered around him when he passed. He was loved and will be very missed.”