'Grizzly Adams' actor Dan Haggerty dead at 74

FILE-  Dan Haggerty. (AP)
FILE-  Dan Haggerty. (AP)

Actor Dan Haggerty, known for 'The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams' has passed away, losing his battle with cancer. He was 74, reports FOX News.

The '70s star died of cancer surrounded by his kids, his manager told us. Haggerty had been battling cancer since July.

"He had cancer and had been fighting since July, and he had a great Thanksgiving and a great Christmas, and he died with his kids around him and people who love him," his manager said.

Haggerty starred as the loveable mountain man first in the 1974 movie and later in the TV series by the same name. Haggerty's character, James Capen "Grizzly" Adams, was best friends with a grizzly bear in the 1977 show. 

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