‘Dark Shadows’ Star Dies at 87

Jonathan Frid, the actor who played the vampire Barnabas Collins on ABC’s Dark Shadows from 1966 through 1971 died last Friday of natural causes, USA Today reports. Frid, who was 87, also starred in other 1970s horror films, and has a cameo in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows remake—his final acting credit—which hits theaters May 4 and stars Johnny Depp as Collins. Kathryn Leigh Scott paid tribute to her Dark Shadows costar and friend of “more than 40 years” on her website, crediting him for being the “whole reason why kids ran home from school to watch Dark Shadows.”