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Schwarzenegger pays tribute to 'idol' Parker

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Mar 19, 2010 | 5:00am EDT

The actor, who played both Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on TV, passed away of natural causes, aged 85.

Schwarzenegger was devastated to hear the sad news - because Parker was "inspirational" to him from a young age.

He tells ETOnline.com, "Fess Parker has been a role model and idol of mine since I first saw him on the big screen - he is a true Hollywood legend. As a talented actor and successful businessman, he was an inspirational Californian whose contributions to our state will be remembered forever.

"As we reflect back on a life lived to its fullest, (wife) Maria (Shriver) and I send our thoughts and prayers to Fess' family, friends and loved ones."

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