Magazine article Screen International

Tributes Pour in for Robert Vaughn

Magazine article Screen International

Tributes Pour in for Robert Vaughn

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Vaughn was best known for playing the spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960s TV spy series The Man From UNCLE. His co-star David McCallum, who played Illya Kuryakin in the series, told TVLine.com that he was "devastated".

"Robert and I worked together for many years and losing him is like losing a part of me," said McCallum. "My deepest sympathies go out to Linda and the Vaughn family."

Director Edgar Wright was one of many from the entertainment world to take to Twitter.

"RIP Napoleon Solo!" he wrote. "The great Robert Vaughn was the coolest guy on TV when I was a kid. Superb in Bullitt, The Magnificent Seven & many more."

Former 007 actor Roger Moore said, "Sorry to hear the news about Robert Vaughn."

Actor, writer and comedian Stephen Fry had this to say: "Oh no. Robert Vaughn, such a fine actor, one of the best Columbo villains (no higher praise than that) & an utterly charming man, has died. …

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