Robert Blake, the actor whose life was simply as talked about off the display because it was on, has died.
In response to an announcement launched to the Related Press on behalf of Blake's niece, Noreen Austin, Blake died Thursday from coronary heart illness at house surrounded by family members.
Blake was infamously charged with the homicide of his second spouse, Bonny Lee Bakley, after she was discovered lifeless outdoors Vitello's restaurant Los Angeles in 2001. Bakley had been shot within the head whereas sitting in Blake's automobile.
Blake instructed investigators he had gone again contained in the restaurant to retrieve a pistol when Bakley was shot and killed. It was later decided his pistol was not the homicide weapon.
Blake's trial lasted about three months, however he was ultimately discovered not responsible of homicide and never responsible of one of many two counts of solicitation of homicide … the second solicitation of homicide cost was additionally ultimately dropped.
Blake's profession in Hollywood spanned greater than 50 years, starring in motion pictures like “In Chilly Blood,” Misplaced Freeway” and “Treasure of the Sierra Madre.” He additionally performed Tony Baretta in “Baretta” … a task that gained him an Emmy in 1975.
Blake was 89.