, best known for his role in “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams
,” died from cancer early Friday morning in Burbank. He was 74.
The actor’s manager, Terry Bomar, confirmed the news to Variety.
His daughter, Megan, was using a crowdfunding site to raise money for his fight against “this bear known as cancer,” and had accumulated about $10,500 of the $100,000 goal.
Haggerty played outdoorsman James Capen “Grizzly” Adams, who befriends a bear he raises as a cub, in the 1974 surprise box office hit “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams
” and the TV series of the same name, which aired on NBC from 1977 to 1978. He later played Adams in another film (1981) and in a 1982 telefilm
He also had small roles on other TV shows, including “Charlie’s Angels” in 1981 and “The Love Boat
” in 1983.
Haggerty was arrested in 1985 after selling cocaine to two undercover police officers. His career