Iconic TV Dad Spencer Milligan, Known for ‘Land of the Lost’, Dies at 86 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Prompting Heartfelt Tributes from Co-stars Wesley Eure and Kathy Coleman

Iconic TV Dad Spencer Milligan, Known for ‘Land of the Lost’, Dies at 86 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Prompting Heartfelt Tributes from Co-stars Wesley Eure and Kathy Coleman

Spencer Milligan, renowned for his role in the iconic 1970s children’s series *Land of the Lost*, has passed away at the age of 86 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, on April 18.

His on-screen children from the show, Wesley Eure and Kathy Coleman, paid heartfelt tributes to him on Tuesday.

A Fond Farewell

Milligan was best known for his portrayal of Rick Marshall, the father figure in Land of the Lost.

Wesley Eure, 72, shared a touching video tribute, expressing the difficulty of bidding farewell to their beloved TV dad.

Kathy Coleman, 62, added her sentiments, emphasizing Milligan’s role as a true father figure to the cast.

Legacy and Controversy

Milligan starred in the series from 1974 to 1975 but departed after the second season due to a disagreement over merchandising profits and royalties.

Reflecting on the issue in a 2009 interview, Milligan highlighted the importance of fair compensation for actors, especially concerning the use of their likeness on merchandise.

Life Beyond the Show

Despite the controversy, Milligan cherished his time on set with the cast, particularly enjoying his interactions with the young actors.

He reunited with Eure and Coleman in 2018 at Pop Con in Milwaukee, showcasing their enduring bond beyond the show’s conclusion.

Personal Life and Reflection

In his personal life, Milligan found love with Kerry, whom he met in Sturgeon Bay in 1991 and married in 2002.

He often described meeting Kerry as the defining moment of his life, emphasizing the personal joys that balanced his professional achievements.

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