peter graves 'Mission: Impossible' star Peter Graves diesPeter Graves, the star of the “Mission: Impossible” TV series, died on Sunday (March 14). He was 83.

Graves was found dead at his home Sunday at his home in Pacific Palisades, the L.A. Times reports. The paper says he appears to have died of natural causes.

]]><![CDATA[Graves is probably best known for playing secret agent Jim Phelps in "Mission: Impossible," which ran on CBS from 1966-73 (Graves joined the show in 1967). His other TV credits include the 1950s show "Fury," "The Winds of War" and more recently, a recurring part on "7th Heaven" and guest spots on "House" and "Cold Case."

In the movies, he brilliantly spoofed his straight-arrow image in “Airplane!,” delivering outrageous lines like “Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?” in perfect deadpan.

He’s survived by his wife, Joan Endress, and three daughters.

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