The A-Team was one of the most famous American action-adventure TV shows of the 80s. The show concluded in March 1987, and since then, many fans have wondered what might have happened to the actors!? Below is a list of The A-Team actors who died, and you might not have known that!
1. George Peppard:
He played the role of A-Team leader John Hannibal Smith. But before playing this role, George was a famous Hollywood star. He played various characters in more than 25 films as well as in three NBC TV series. George was a regular smoker and drinker. Thus this became the reason for his death. In 1992, George went through major lung cancer surgery. His lung cancer was treated, but he died due to pneumonia on 8 May 1994, at the age of 65.
2. Johny Ashley:
You might not be familiar with him, but you can definitely recognize his iconic voiceover in the show’s opening credits. John Ashley, the show’s producer, and the narrator was a fabulous singer and a movie star before working with The A-Team. John was in more than 35 hit movies like “Hot Rod Gang”, ” Beach Party”, etc. In 1979 he produced “Apocalypse Now” and left a mark on audiences.
He also made shows like “Something is out there” and a few TV mini-series too. Unfortunately, on October 4, 1997, John died of a heart attack in New York City at the age of 62. He had already survived one heart attack earlier, but he was fragile and couldn’t survive this time.
3. Lance LeGault;
He was also an excellent actor before he made his appearance in The A-Team. From “Battlestar Galactica” to “Simon & Simon”, he was literally in every 70s and 80s television show. He played the role of antagonist Col. Decker so brilliantly in The A-Team. Other than that, he also made unforgettable appearances in movies like “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation” and “Stripes”.
The last time he appeared in the A-Team was on ” Trial by Fire”. On September 10, 2012, Lance died at the age of 77 due to heart failure in Los Angeles at his home.
4. Robert Vaughn:
He played the role of General Hunt Stockwell in the A-Team in the 5th season. Stockwell appeared in the final season (1986-1987) to show a dramatic change that the A-Team had gone through in the last season. But that’s not it; he won the Outstanding Supporting Actor Emmy Award for “Washington: Behind Closed Doors”.
He has played more than 200 roles in different TV series and movies. Robert was a hard-working actor; he literally worked till his last day of life. He was 83 years old when he died due to acute leukemia on November 11, 2016.
5. William Lucking:
He played the role of the first military colonel who chased the A-Team in the first and third seasons. He was not only a television actor; he even worked in several theatres and movies. His first few shows were “Ironside” and “Mission: Impossible” in the late 1960s. His role in the TV series “Sons of Anarchy” is still one of his best roles.
Unfortunately, William suffered from a lifetime of severe injuries; he has done several stunts, even life-risking. Like while doing the 80-foot fall off a bridge during “Harold and Maude”, he almost broke half of his bones! His wife confessed that because of doing such tiring roles and stunts, William suffered much pain. He died on October 18th in 2021, at the age of 80.