The star of the films “Clueless” and “General Hospital” was 75 years old
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The star of the films “Clueless” and “General Hospital” was 75 years old

Doug Sheehan, known for his television roles as fathers on “Clueless” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” has died at the age of 75.

He he passed away peacefully On June 29, at his home in Big Horn, Wyoming, his loving wife at his side, according to an obituary published by Kane Funeral Home. The cause of death was not disclosed.

USA TODAY has reached out to Kane Funeral Home for comment.

Sheehan was born in Santa Monica, California in 1949, and made his television debut in 1978, appearing in the series Charlie’s Angels, but his breakthrough role came a year later on the soap opera General Hospital, where he played lawyer Joe Kelly in 205 episodes starting in 1979.

The star of the films “Clueless” and “General Hospital” was 75 years old


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Sheehan received a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series before leaving to join Knots Landing, a soap opera spin-off of the CBS series Dallas, as reporter Ben Gibson. He appeared in more than 100 episodes of the series from 1983 to 1988 before his character left for South America and never returned.

In the 1990s, he stepped into the beloved role of TV dad, playing Sabrina’s father in “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and Cher Horowitz’s father, Mel, on the TV series “Clueless.” His other television credits include “What I Like About You,” “Day by Day,” “Alice,” “Cheers” and “Columbo.” He also appeared in the films “10,” “Victor/Victoria” and “Cops n Roberts.”

He is survived by his wife, Cate Abert.