Dynasty actor Michael Nader dies aged 76 after cancer battle

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Michael Nader has died aged 76 after a long battle with cancer, his wife Jodi Lister confirmed on Wednesday.

He passed away in his home in Northern California after battling an incurable cancer.

Michael was best known for playing Dex Dexter on the original Dynasty in the '80s, as the boyfriend of Joan Collins' character Alexis Carrington.

He also appeared on TV series All My Children and appeared in multiple movies in the 60s including musical Beach Blanket Bingo.

In a statement released by his wife to MichaelFairmanTV.com, she said: "With a heavy heart, I'm sharing the news of the passing of my beloved, Michael.

"We had 18 wonderful years together with the many dogs we fostered and adopted."

Jodi added that he was "thrilled" to reconnect with his friends from the cast of Dynasty as part of an event to help raise funds for long-Covid research.

She added: "He was a beautiful and fascinating man with many talents and skills. I will miss him forever."

Tributes have poured in for the actor, with many fans of his shows taking to Twitter to share their upset for his loss.

One user wrote: "So sad to hear this, he was one of my favourites on All My Children. RIP."

Another said: "So very sorry to hear of Michael Nader's passing. Sending love and prayers to his family and friends."

A third person wrote: "I'm so sad that Michael Nader from Dynasty and AMC has passed away."

Michael landed some big roles during his career, including guest starring roles on Law & Order: SVU and Magnum, P.I.

It was previously reported that Nader had a drug problem which he came clean about in 1984 after becoming sober in 1980, but he was charged with drink driving in 1997.

Four years later in 2001, The Post reported that he was arrested for attempting to sell cocaine to an undercover police officer.

Years later, Michael became proactive in helping others overcome addictions after battling with his own struggles in the years prior.

Nader, who was previously married to Robin Nader until 1990, married Jodi Lister in 2014.

He is survived by his wife Jodi and his daughter Lindsay Michelle.

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