Question by  Vincent (75)

What happened to Dan Blocker from "Bonanza"?


Answer by  patti (29325)

Blocker had gallbladder surgery and died of a resulting pulmonary embolism on 13 May 1972. The following (and last) season of Bonanza referenced the death of Hoss.


Answer by  Mable (3008)

Dan Blocker played "Hoss" Cartwright, middle of three brothers -- Adam was played by Pernell Roberts, "Little" Joe by Michael Landon. And of course Lorne Green played their father. Blocker, sadly, died while the show was still running from a pulmonary embolism following gall bladder surgery. He lived December 10, 1928 - May 13, 1972.

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