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Dean Stockwell, ‘Quantum Leap’ Star, Dies at 85

Portrait of American actor Dean Stockwell crouching outdoors, 1989. (Photo by Nancy R. Schiff/Getty Images)

Quantum Leap was the was the shit in the early 90’s. And despite only lasting five seasons, it left a deep impression on even those who didn’t watch the time travel drama.  Now comes word we lost one of the prime stars of the show.

Dean Stockwell,  who was also a top Hollywood child actor, and was in a string of indelible performances in film, including David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet,” Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas” and Jonathan Demme’s “Married to the Mob,” has died. He was 85.

Jay Schwartz, a family spokesperson, said Stockwell died of natural causes at home Sunday.

“Dean spent a lifetime yo-yoing back and forth between fame and anonymity,” his family said in a statement. “Because of that, when he had a job, he was grateful. He never took the business for granted. He was a rebel, wildly talented and always a breath of fresh air.”

God speed, Dean.