Actor Philip McKeon dies at age 55 after a long illness

Alice’s child star, Philip McKeon, died on December 10 at age 55 (Image: Bobby Bank / Getty Images)

Philip McKeon, who rose to fame as a child in the CBS Alice sitcom, died at age 55.

Multiple reports confirmed Philip’s death on Tuesday, with Deadline indicating that the actor died in Texas after a long illness.

A family spokesman shared a statement that praised Philip for his “sense of humor” and “loyalty,” and said: “We are all more than heartbroken and devastated by Phil’s death.”

“His wonderful sense of humor, kindness and loyalty will be remembered by all who crossed his path in life.”

Children’s star Philip is best known for playing the role of Tommy Hyatt in the American series Alice, which aired between 1976 and 1985, along with Linda Lavin, who played the main character.

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The television show was an adaptation of Martin Scorsese’s film, Alicia no longer lives here.

McKeon also starred in favorite characters from Favorite Son, The Love Boat and Amazing Stories. His film credits include Red Surf and the 1993 Sandman movie.

She is survived by her mother, Barbara, and her sister actress, Nancy McKeon, who appeared in the American version of Dancing With The Stars as a contestant in 2018.

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