Royce Applegate dead at 63

Mama San

Character actor dies in H'wood house fire
Friday, January 3, 2003 Posted: 8:09 AM EST (1309 GMT)
LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Television and film actor Royce Applegate, who appeared in such movies as "Splash" and "The Rookie," died in a New Year's Day blaze that left two firefighters seriously burned, authorities said Thursday.
Applegate, 63, was found dead in the bedroom of his Hollywood Hills home after the blaze was put out and firefighters entered the house Wednesday morning, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.
Applegate, who lived alone in the hillside dwelling, is believed to have succumbed to smoke inhalation, and an autopsy was being performed to confirm the cause of death, the spokesman said.

Royce played the guy that ran Casey Ryback's restaurant in
Under Siege 2, Dark Territory!

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Mama san