Ron Masak was an American actor who achieved success in the entertainment business by hard work and dedication. Throughout his six-decade career in the film industry, the Hollywood icon appeared in several films.
“Police Story,” “Bewitched,” “Webster,” “The Flying Nun,” “Get Smart,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” and many more are examples of such shows. Masak has appeared in various films, but he is most known for one famous performance.
Fans of the 1980s CBS program “Murder, She Wrote” may remember the Hollywood actor as Cabot Cove Sheriff Mort Metzger. He appeared in films alongside Tom Bosley, John Astin, Herb Edelman, and many more renowned actors.
Masak entered the drama during the fifth season and stayed a recurrent character for several years, appearing in 41 episodes before the show concluded in 1996.
Masak died at the age of 86, around 26 years after “Murder, She Wrote” finished. Based on the actor’s granddaughter, Kaylie Defilippis, he died on October 20, 2022, of natural causes in a hospital in Thousand Oaks, California.
He was survived by Kay, his wife whom he married in September 1961; six kids, Tammy, Debbie, Christine, Michael, Robert, and Kathryn; 10 grandkids; and two relatives. Masak’s death comes just a few days after the death of his “Murder, She Wrote” co-star Angela Lansbury.
Details about “Murder, She Wrote” that are worth noting
According to sources, fans may now spend a day at the Blair House Bread & Breakfast, which served as the façade of Jessica Fletcher’s home in “Murder, She Wrote.”
The charming small house in Mendocino Village, Northern California, was built in 1888 and has charming elements such as a garden and a picket fence.
The Blair House Inn has three suites, Lansbury (Jessica Fletcher’s), Jennifer Warren (Cynthia Olsen’s), and Eric Allan Kramer (Gunnar Tilstrom’s), which cost $250-$275, $200-$225, and $200-$225 a night, respectively. Aside from the Blair House Bread and Breakfast discovery, there are several more intriguing details concerning “Murder, She Wrote.”
Since the only way to publicly grieve is by making it about oneself, here is a picture of ME in front of Jessica Fletcher’s house (Mendocino, not Maine) that week the sky turned red.— Mikey O'Connell (@mikeyoconnell) October 11, 2022
But, really. Angela Lansbury was a goddamn genius and a legend. pic.twitter.com/lAj0CWZK41
First and foremost, the drama was based on the 1961 film “Murder, She Said.” In addition, the port of Fletcher’s village in the series, Cabot Cove, is the Universal Studios’ Jaws Lake.
Overall, “Murder, She Wrote” will forever be remembered as one of Hollywood’s finest crime dramas, starring two of the industry’s best actors, Angela Lansbury and John Masak.