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‘Ironside’ Star Don Mitchell Dead at 70

Mitchell’s credits also included ”Scream Blacula Scream“

Don Mitchell, star of the original “Ironside” series, has died of natural causes, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. He was 70.

On the series, Mitchell played Mark Sanger, bodyguard and assistant to wheelchair-bound  chief of detectives Robert Ironside (played by Raymond Burr).

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“Ironside” ran on NBC from 1967 to 1975. A short-lived revamp of “Ironside,” with Blair Underwood in the title role, aired on NBC this year.

Mitchell reprised his role as Sanger in the 1993 TV reunion film “The Return of Ironside.” Other TV credits included appearances on “McMillan & Wife,” “Wonder Woman,” “CHiPs” and the soap opera “Capitol.”

On the film end, Mitchell starred in the 1973 blaxploitation movie “Scream Blacula Scream.”

An earlier version of this article identified Mitchell as Paul Mitchell. TheWrap regrets the error.