British actor Christopher Cazenove was best known for his role in Dynasty
British actor Christopher Cazenove, who was best known for his role in Dynasty, has died after a "valiant battle" with septicaemia, his family have said.
The actor, who played Ben Carrington in the 1980s soap opera Dynasty, was 66.
In a statement released by his agent, his family and girlfriend Isabel Davis said the actor "died peacefully" surrounded by his loved ones.
He died on Wednesday at St Thomas's Hospital, London, after contracting septicaemia at the end of February.
The statement, released by Lesley Duff, his agent for the past 12 years, said: "Christopher died peacefully on April 7 surrounded by his loved ones having contracted septicaemia at the end of February.
"Despite a valiant fight and the untiring efforts of the wonderful team at St Thomas's, he was overwhelmed.
"All who knew and loved him will be devastated by the loss of this incredible man who touched so many lives."
CAZENOVE, Christopher (Christopher de Lewisson Cazenove)
Born: 12/17/1943, Winchester, Hampshire, England, U.K.
Died: 4/7/2010, London, England, U.K.
Christopher Cazenove's western - actor:
Johnson County War (TV) - 2002 (Lord Peter)