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Seinfeld star Stephen Lee dead

Aug 27, 2014 | 5:22pm EDT

Character actor Stephen Lee has died.

The Seinfeld and Nash Bridges star passed away on 14 August (14) after suffering a heart attack. He was 58. Lee portrayed the Big Bopper in Ritchie Valens biopic La Bamba and also appeared in the movies RoboCop 2 and Burlesque, but he'll perhaps be best remembered as an inquisitive contractor hired to install kitchen cabinets in Jerry Seinfeld's apartment in a 1997 episode of Seinfeld.

Lee also played Tom Arnold in 1994 TV movie Roseanne and Tom: Behind the Scenes. He made his debut in a 1981 episode of Hart to Hart and became a TV staple in shows like Hill Street Blues, Family Ties, Roseanne, Quantum Leap and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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