Maury Chaykin Dies

Maury Chaykin, a ubiquitous character actor who specialized in comic roles with disturbing undertones and disturbing roles with comic undertones, died on Tuesday, his 61st birthday, in Toronto.

The cause was complications of a heart valve infection, his brother, Dan, said. Mr. Chaykin had had numerous medical problems in recent years, his brother said.

Canadian actor Maury Chaykin has died at age 61, his manager said Tuesday.

Paul Hemrend said Chaykin died at a Toronto hospital surrounded by family early Tuesday morning -- the day of his birthday.

Mark McKinney, who produced Chaykin's most recent series, the HBO Canada sitcom "Less Than Kind," said the veteran actor died after battling kidney problems.

Well-known actor Maury Chaykin died today at the young age of 61. Today was the veteran actor's birthday. Chaykin played starring and supporting roles in Movies and Television, and is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Nero Wolf in the 2002 TV series of the same name.