Frank Bonner, 'WKRP in Cincinnati' Star, Dies at 79

Former co-star Gary Sandy confirmed his “great friend” passed away on Wednesday

Tony Maglio

Frank Bonner in “WKRP in Cincinnati”

Frank Bonner, the actor who played radio-station sales manager Herb Tarlek on “WKRP in Cincinnati” died on Wednesday, his friend and former co-star Gary Sandy has confirmed. He was 79.

“It Is True!” Sandy posted to Facebook. “RIP My Great Friend!!!”

“WKRP in Cincinnati” aired from 1978 to 1982 — the show returned as “The New WKRP in Cincinnati” in the early ’90s. Between the two iterations, Bonner played Father Robert Hargis in “Just the Ten of Us.”

After early the “WKRP” comeback ended, Bonner did a few TNBC series, appearing in multiple episodes of “Saved by the Bell: The New Class” and one “City Guys.”

TMZ reported on Thursday that Bonner died “a result of complications from Lewy body dementia.”

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