Actor Robert Blake of In Cold Blood died at age 89.

Actor Robert Blake died at the age of 89. Noreen Austin, Blake’s niece, verified the news on March 9. “He died quietly at home with family surrounding him due to long-term cardiac difficulties,” Austin explained. “He spent the last few years listening to jazz music, playing guitar, and watching old movies.”

Blake had a long career in Hollywood that began in the late 1930s.

Blake debuted as a child actor in the 1939 film “Bridal Suite” in an uncredited appearance.