Ty Hardin, the hunky Actor of ABC’s “Bronco,” died at 87. Though the reason of his death is unknown, Hardin’s wife Carolyn Pampu Hardin told Telegraph UK that he had been in failing health.

Ty Hardin appeared in a variety of films such as “The Chapman Report” and “PT 109.” He was found dead at his home in California. In a television landscape crowded with gunslingers like “Lucas McCain,” “Sugarfoot,” “Bret Maverick” and “Cheyenne,” Hardin carved a niche playing Bronco Layne, a young guy who was slow to anger but quick on the draw and skilled in the saddle.

Where he spent the last days of his life?

After spending several years in Europe, Ty Hardin came to the United States and joined the television industry. At that time, he rejected several movie offers because the scripts contained exploited sex, gruesome violence, and unnecessary foul language. He had finally put the entertainment industry behind and joined the ministry under Chuck Smith's Calvary Chapel. According to the Los Angeles Times, Ty Hardin spent his last days in California where he had a great time with his friends and family members, thanking God for the abundance of blessings.

His time at Warner Bros

He tried his best to obtain a main character in 1959’s “Rio Bravo” but could not achieve success.

John Wayne was the first man who introduced Ty Hardin to Warner Bros; he attended the actors’ school at the studio and landed small roles in numerous Warner productions.

He was given prominent roles on “Merrill's Marauders,” “Palm Springs Weekend,” “Cheyenne,” “Custer of the West” and “Battle of the Bulge.” Ty Hardin was the first choice to portray the hero in the television series “Batman,” which went to Adam West.

The cause of Hardin’s death has not yet been determined. He had been married eight times with a total of five children.

After being honorably discharged from military service, Hardin studied electrical engineering at a Texas college and received a football scholarship.

He played football under the coaching of Bear Bryant. From 1962 to 1965, the actor was married to Marlene Schmidt, who also worked in the film industry. At the time of his death, he was living with his children, grandchildren and eighth wife in Huntington Beach. By the 1970s, the actor was facing several tax issues. He founded an anti-tax organization that eventually became the Arizona Patriots. He lived in Arizona for several years before moving to California with his family.