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Edd Byrnes, Grease and 77 Sundown Strip star, lifeless at 87

Edd Byrnes has died. He was 87.

The “Grease” and “77 Sunset Strip” star died unexpectedly of pure causes on Wednesday at his Santa Monica, Calif., dwelling, a press release, shared by his son, Logan Byrnes, mentioned.

“His is the story of an formidable younger child who, in his 20s drove out to Hollywood from New York Metropolis with a couple of hundred {dollars} and a dream of constructing it huge within the leisure enterprise,” learn the discharge.

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It continued: “He quickly landed a starring position on the wildly in style TV collection ’77 Sundown Strip’ because the cool-talking ‘Kookie.’ He went on to star in dozens of movement footage and tv collection in style world wide, together with taking part in the suave and debonaire Vince Fontaine in ‘Grease.'”

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The late actor’s profession features a handful of film and tv credit akin to: “The Secret Invasion,” “Stardust,” “Yellowstone Kelly,” “Troop Beverly Hills,” “Charlies Angels,” “The Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island,” “Maverick,” “Cheyenne,” “Surfside 6,” “Homicide She Wrote,” and “Married With Kids.”

Edd Byrnes attends Chiller Theatre Expo Spring 2018 at Hilton Parsippany on April 28, 2018 in Parsippany, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)

Edd Byrnes attends Chiller Theatre Expo Spring 2018 at Hilton Parsippany on April 28, 2018 in Parsippany, New Jersey. (Picture by Bobby Financial institution/Getty Photos)

Edd additionally hosted two pilot episodes of “Wheel of Fortune” in the early to mid-1970s. He earned a gold file for the track “Kookie Kookie Lend Me Your Comb.”

As a tribute to his enduring celeb and his iconic “Kookie” character, he ranked No. 5 within the “TV Information” record of “TV’s 25 Greatest Teen Idols.”

Edd Byrnes as National Bandstand host Vince Fontaine in the Paramount musical 'Grease', 1978. (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Getty Images)

Edd Byrnes as Nationwide Bandstand host Vince Fontaine within the Paramount musical ‘Grease’, 1978. (Picture by Paramount Photos/Getty Photos)

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Edd leaves behind his son, Logan, a KUSI and former FOX LA anchor; his former spouse, Asa Maynor; longtime accomplice Catherine Gross and their beloved maltipoo, Marlowe.

Fox Information’ Julius Younger contributed to this report