LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ralph Waite, who played the kind-and-steady patriarch of a tight-knit rural Southern family on the TV series "The Waltons," died Thursday, his manager said. He was 85.
Waite, who lived in California's Palm Springs area, died at midday, manager Alan Mills said. Mills, who did not know the cause of death, said he was taken aback because Waite had been in good health and still working.
"Ralph exhibited the best example of how a father should love his wife and all his children. I will remember him the rest of my life. Ruth Racki, Buffalo, NY"
– Ruth, not,
Buffalo, NY, Feb 19, 2015
"Ma Cherie je suis si fiere de toi , tu as toujours ete une paesnoise et determinee dans tout ce que tu as entreprie , excuse mon Francais , ca fait si longtemps .Ta grand soeur , ta tante , ton amie .LuLubelle"