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Edd Byrnes, ‘Grease’ and ’77 Sunset Strip’ star, dead at 87 | Fox News

Edd Byrnes has died. He was 87.

The “Grease” and “77 Sunset Strip” star died unexpectedly of natural causes on Wednesday at his Santa Monica, Calif., home, a press release, shared by his son, Logan Byrnes, said.

“His is the story of an ambitious young kid who, in his 20s drove out to Hollywood from New York City with a few hundred dollars and a dream of making it big in the entertainment business,” read the release.

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It continued: “He soon landed a staring role on the wildly popular TV series ’77 Sunset Strip’ as the cool-talking ‘Kookie.’ He went on to star in dozens of motion pictures and television series popular around the world, including playing the suave and debonaire ‘Vince Fontaine’ in ‘Grease.'”

Source: Edd Byrnes, ‘Grease’ and ’77 Sunset Strip’ star, dead at 87 | Fox News

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