Former Child Star and Teen Heartthrob Dies
The older brother of Facts of Life star, Nancy McKeon has died. Phillip McKeon was best known for his role on the 1970s sitcom, Alice. He played the leading character's son, Tommy.
I remember seeing McKeon's face on the cover of teen mags like Tiger Beat when I was a kid.
McKeon died after battling a longtime illness, Tuesday morning in Texas, according to People.
Following his role on the sitcom, he worked at Los Angeles station KFWB News 98 in its news department for 10 years before later moving to Wimberly, Texas, where he hosted his own radio show and relocated to be closer to family. His other credits include the 1987 slasher film Return to Horror High and appearances in CHiPs, Fantasy Island and The Love Boat.
Philip is survived by Nancy and his mother, Barbara.