Actor Peter Boyle dies at age 71

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Ray (Ray Romano) left, Robert (Brad Garrett) center, and Frank (Peter Boyle) right on the popular sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.

American actor Peter Boyle, well known for his "Holy Crap!" role on Everybody Loves Raymond, died Tuesday from Bone marrow cancer at the age of 71 at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, New York. He suffered from bone marrow cancer and heart disease.

Boyle suffered a stroke in 1990. He also had a heart attack while taping an episode of Everybody Loves Raymond in 1999.

Boyle played the character Frank Barone, who is the father of Ray Barone (played by Ray Romano), on Everybody Loves Raymond. The sitcom ran from 1996 to 2005.