Peter Boyle Dies
On December 12, 2006, Boyle died in New York City at New York Presbyterian Hospital after suffering from multiple myeloma and heart disease.
He was 71 years old. At the time of his death, Boyle had completed his role in the film All Roads Lead Home and was scheduled to appear in The Golden Boys. The end credits of The Santa Clause 3 include a dedication to his memory.
On October 18, 2007, which would have been Boyle's 72nd birthday, his friend Bruce Springsteen, during a Madison Square Garden concert with the E Street Band in New York, dedicated "Meeting Across the River," segueing into "Jungleland," in memory of Boyle, stating: "An old friend died a while back — we met him when we first came to New York City... Today would have been his birthday." He was also in All roads lead home.
# Francis "Frank" Oscar Barone (Peter Boyle) is Ray's father and Marie's husband, a retired bookkeeper with a stubborn masculine personality. A war veteran, Frank served in the Korean War, which he frequently brings up, to the annoyance of his sons. He is a member of the Elks, and was named Man of the Year by his Lodge. In season 8 however, Frank asks Debra to work at the Caribou Lodge. Peter Boyle died on December 12, 2006.