Dennis Weaver Dies
Dennis Weaver, he slow-witted deputy Chester Goode in the TV classic western "Gunsmoke" and the New Mexico deputy solving New York crime in "McCloud," has died. The actor was 81. Weaver died of complications from cancer Friday at his home in Ridgway, in southwestern Colorado, his publicist Julian Myers said. Weaver is survived by his wife; sons Rick, Robby and Rusty; and three grandchildren.