Bruce Hyde Dies of Throat Cancer

Bruce Hyde, famous American actor well known for his role in ‘Star Trek’, died last week after battling with throat cancer. Hyde died on October 13 at the age of 74, Entertainment Weekly reported..

As the Enterprise's Lt. Kevin Riley, he appeared in just two episodes of ‘Star Trek’. Although he spent just two weeks on the sets of the show, his contribution to the show was memorable.

Hyde was born in 1941 in Dallas. His interest in acting generated while he was studying English at Northwestern University. During mid-1960s, he made several appearances on TV staples such as ‘Dr. Kildare’, ‘That Girl’ and ‘The Beverly Hillbilies’.

The actor also did stage performances, including one part in Broadway's Canterbury Tales. According to Entertainment Weekly, Hyde decided to take a step back from acting and became a professor at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.

As a professor in the university, he took classes in the Theatre & Film Department and the Communication Studies Department.

The news of his death was confirmed by wife Susan Saetre. “He was an actor, singer, musician, writer, and an artist. He had so many different complexities to him, but I think the thing that best fit him was being a teacher. He was able to blend all of those in his teaching”, said Susan.

Hyde, an acolyte of Werner Erhard, the founder of the ‘est’ personal improvement workshop movement, was working on a book about Erhard at the time of his death, the Dallas Morning News reported.