Gavin MacLeod, who was best known for playing Captain Stubing on the iconic 1970s television series “Love Boat,” passed away today. He was 90 years-old.

A representative for Princess Cruises confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that MacLeod died today in Rancho Mirage, California.

“It is with sadness felt to the depth of the oceans that we mourn the passing of actor Gavin MacLeod our beloved global ambassador, dearest friend and treasured member of the Princess Cruises family for more than 35 years,” the Princess Cruises rep said.

“From his 10 seasons starring as Captain Merrill Stubing on the hit TV show The Love Boat (1977 to 1986) and for more than three decades following the show’s final season, Gavin enthusiastically shared his passion about the joys and adventures of exploring the world while cruising,” the rep added. “He always reminded us that – like the popular TV series, ‘cruising gives people something to dream about.'”

Born in New York, MacLeod began his acting career in 1957. He went on to appear on “McHale’s Navy” (1962–1964) as Joseph “Happy” Haines, and on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (1970–1977) as Murray Slaughter before scoring his leading role on the “Love Boat.”

MacLeod also starred in movies like The Sword of Ali Baba, A Man Called Gannon, The Thousand Plane Raid and Kelly’s Heroes. Tributes have been pouring in for MacLeod since his death, including from Ed Asner, who starred with him on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

“My heart is broken,” Asner tweeted. “Gavin was my brother, my partner in crime (and food) and my comic conspirator.  I will see you in a bit Gavin. Tell the gang I will see them in a bit.  Betty! It’s just you and me now.”

”I’m devastated! I loved Gavin. I married him on ‘The Love Boat’ and it was the best marriage I ever had!” said Marion Ross, who is best known for starring in the sitcom “Happy Days.”

Maureen McCormick, who starred in the sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” tweeted, “Rest In Peace my dear friend Gavin Macleod❤️ Thank you for all the special and beautiful heart filled conversations about life. I will always treasure the time I was lucky enough to spend with you. Love you #GavinMacleod.”

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