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Dynasty icon Geoffrey Scott dies after battling Parkinson’s Disease

Geoffrey Scott has died aged 79, his wife confirmed.

The late actor was best known for his roles in Dynasty as well as Dark Shadows before appearing in over 100 television adverts.

Geoffrey's wife, Cheri Catherine Scott, confirmed that he died shortly after midnight on February 23, just one day after his birthday.

He passed away at their family home in Broomfield, Colorado, according to The Hollywood Reporter, who cites his cause of death being Parkinson's Disease.

Scott had played tennis ace Mark Jennings, the first husband of Krystle Carrington [Linda Evans] in the 1980s hit soap, Dynasty.

He also starred as Sky Rumson in Dark Shadows after signing a talent deal with Universal Pictures back in 1970.

Geoffrey later went on to take on the role of Jeffrey Jordan in Where the Heart Is, David McAllister in General Hospital and Billy Lewis on CBS' Guiding Light.

Born in Hollywood, Los Angeles on February 22, 1942, Geoffrey was the son of Reed Scott, a manager at the aircraft manufacturer, Lockheed, while mum Jayne stayed at home as a housewife.

He hung up his acting boots in the mid-90s, briefly returning from his hiatus to take on the role of President of the United States in the 2003 film, Hulk.

However, after 45 years of acting, Geoffrey finally called it a day and moved to Colorado in order to pursue his hobby, skiing.

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During his star-studded career, he was often going up against Hollywood icon Tom Selleck for roles and were frequently compared to one another as they had a striking resemblance.

He is survived by his wife Cheri and their two sons, twins Christopher and Matthew.

Since the news broke about his death, fans have flocked to social media to share their condolences, with one fan tweeting: "RIP Geoffrey Scott. Great actor. Got his break in DS as Sky Rumson. I did wish he played other characters on DS."

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"I enjoyed watching him portray Mark Jennings on Dynasty," said another.

Before a third penned: "RIP Geoffrey Scott."

In his younger years, Geoffrey and his brother Don lived on the same street as Hollywood legends John Wayne and Clark Gable, with Geoffrey often jumping into Clark's swimming pool.

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