'Dynasty' actor Christopher Cazenove dies

Played John Forsythe's brother on series

LONDON -- Christopher Cazenove, who played Ben Carrington in the TV series "Dynasty," has died at age 64, his family said.

"Christopher died peacefully on April 7 surrounded by his loved ones, having contracted septicemia at the end of February," the family said in a statement released Thursday by his agent, Lesley Duff. He died at St. Thomas' hospital in London.

Cazenove played the black sheep brother of Blake Carrington, played by John Forsythe, who died April 1. Cazenove appeared in 36 episodes of "Dynasty" in 1986-87.

He appeared as Charlie Tyrrell in the 1976 miniseries, "The Duchess of Duke Street."

Film roles included "Three Men and a Little Lady" in 1990 and "A Knight's Tale" in 2001.

He is survived by his son, Rhys, and his partner Isabel Davis.

Funeral arrangements were not announced.
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