When I heard about the sad passing of Robert Culp earlier this evening, I immediately thought of his friend William Katt, who of course co-starred with the acting legend on the 1980s action show "Greatest American Hero." I happen to have email corresponded with William on occasion, so I asked for his reaction to the news and he very graciously sent me the following statement, along with the last photo he took with Robert (with Connie Sellecca at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con).
"Robert Culp was the grit and the gravity that kept 'The Greatest American Hero' honest. He was the reason the show worked! A tough guy with a heart of gold and a line delivery like no other. He was a teacher, a mentor and a good friend and I'll miss him. Wm katt"
Stay tuned to the MTV Movies Blog for more on the passing of Robert Culp.