8 Apr 2010

Dynasty star Christopher Cazenove dies

10:15 pm on 8 April 2010

Actor Christopher Cazenove, best known for his role in the television series Dynasty, has died from septicaemia. He was 66.

Cazenove died on Wednesday at St Thomas's Hospital in London, after contracting the serious infection at the end of February this year.

Cazenove played Ben Carrington in the 1980s American soap opera and also starred in the film Three Men and a Little Lady.

He often played smooth but unscrupulous characters, the BBC reports.

The British actor first found fame as Charlie Tyrrell in the 1970s mini-series The Duchess of Duke Street.

He went on to play the Baron in the television adaptation of Jeffrey Archer's novel Kane and Abel.

American actor John Forsythe, who played Cazenove's brother Blake Carrington in Dynasty, died last week from complications of pneumonia following a year-long battle with cancer. He was 92.

Forsythe was also the voice of Charlie in the 1970s television show Charlie's Angels - a role he reprised in two feature film follow-ups.