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Television Actor’s Death Ruled Suicide

By Associated Press

Ed Flanders, known for his role in the “St. Elsewhere” television show, committed suicide, authorities said Thursday.

Flanders, 60, died Feb. 22 of a gunshot wound to the head at his home in Denny, 280 miles north of San Francisco, authorities said.

The actor played Dr. Donald Westphall on NBC’s “St. Elsewhere” from 1982 to 1987.

Flanders won 1974 Tony and Drama Desk awards for Broadway’s “A Moon for the Misbegotten” and an Emmy in 1976 for a TV production of the play.

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