Bill Daily, star of 'I Dream of Jeannie', dies at 91

Bill Daily is survived by his son Patrick Daily, who confirmed the news that the veteran actor passed away in Santa Fe on September 4


                            Bill Daily, star of 'I Dream of Jeannie', dies at 91

Bill Daily, the beloved actor, who will forever be known as Major Roger Healey of ‘I Dream of Jeannie,’ has died at the age of 91. His son J. Patrick Daily has confirmed that the veteran actor passed away in Sante Fe on September 4.  

“He loved every sunset, he loved every meal — he just decided to be happy about everything,” said Patrick announcing his father’s death.  

Along with ‘I Dream of Jeannie,’ Daily was also known for his role as airline pilot Howard Borden, Bob Newhart’s eccentric neighbor in CBS’ ‘The Bob Newhart Show.’

Speaking of his old co-star's death, Newhart told Variety, “I called him our bullpen man. Whenever we were having trouble with a script on the show, we’d have Bill make an appearance. In recent years we had hoped to have Bill be a part of ‘The Bob Newhart Show’ tributes at the TV Academy, but by then he was no longer traveling. He was one of the most positive people I ever knew, and we’ll dearly miss him.” 

Daily has also appeared on 'ALF' as psychiatrist Dr. Larry Dykstra, and had memorable shows in many groundbreaking TV shows such as 'Bewitched,' 'Love American Style,' 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show,' 'Aloha,' 'Paradise,' and 'Starting from Scratch.'

Many of his fans have expressed their grief and gratitude for his talent on social media, with many even posting some of his best works to remember him by.