Dan Haggerty, TV’s ‘Grizzly Adams’, dead at 74

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LOS ANGELES – Dan Haggerty, best known for his role in “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams,” has died, his close friend and manager told FoxNews.com. He was 74.

The ’70s star died of cancer surrounded by his kids, his manager said. Haggerty had been battling cancer since July.

Haggerty starred as the loveable mountain man first in 1974 movie and later in the TV series by the same name. Haggerty’s character, James Capen “Grizzly” Adams, was best friends with a grizzly bear in the 1977 show.

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The show ran for two season on NBC, and Haggerty went on to guest star on several shows including “Charlie’s Angels” and “CHiPs.”

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