'Popeye and Friends' Host, 'Hogan's Heroes' Star Passes Away at Age 92

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March 18, 2019Mar 18, 2019

It's a sad day for Hollywood after it was announced that a famous host and television star has passed away. According to reports, Tom Hatten has died.

Hatten was 92-years-old. He is best known for hosting "Popeye and Friends" and also starring on the "Hogan's Heroes" television series.

"Tom Hatten, a former actor, announcer, and KTLA host died Saturday at age 92, the Los Angeles television station reported. The station said it learned of Hatten’s passing from his longtime friend and former KTLA producer, Joe Quasarano," reported Deadline.

Hatten was a well-known staple in the radio industry, especially in Los Angeles. He joined the network in 1952 and made a successful career in entertainment, including acting and broadcasting.

"Born on Nov. 14, 1926 in Jamestown, North Dakota, Hatten served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and used benefits from the G.I. Bill to attend the Pasadena Playhouse," wrote Deadline.

Fans were stunned at the news and took to social media to express their condolences. Hatten is survived by his partner, Pete Menifee.

"In addition to his broadcast career, Hatten appeared on six episodes of Gomer Pyle: USMC in the 1960s, according to his IMDb page. He played a military officer in the television series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Hogan’s Heroes, and had roles in the 1985 film Spies Like Us and Sweet Charity in 1969," read Deadline.

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