[John] Carroll O'Connor -- (8/2/1924-6/21/2001). American Actor, Comedian, Producer & Director. He portrayed Archie Bunker on TV Series "All in the Family" and "Archie Bunker's Place", Chief William 'Bill' Gillespie on "In the Heat of the Night". Movies -- "For Love of Ivy" as Frank Austin, "Kelly's Heroes" as Major General Colt, "Law and Disorder" as Willie, "Point Blank" as Brewster, "Return to Me" as Marty O'Reilly. He died from a Heart Attack brought on by Diabetes, age 76.
CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) - Carroll O'Connor, whose portrayal of irascible bigot Archie Bunker on "All in the Family" helped make the groundbreaking TV comedy part of the American dialogue on race and politics, passed away of a heart attack on June 21, 2001. He was 76.