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Ben Cooper, Western Icon of 'Johnny Guitar' and 'Gunsmoke,' Dead at 86

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popculture Allison Schonter
2020-02-27 04:41:28

Western icon Ben Cooper has died at the age of 86. Cooper, who starred in dozens of Westerns, including Johnny Guitar and Gunsmoke, died in his sleep in Memphis, Tennessee on Monday, Feb. 24 following a long battle with an undisclosed illness, his nephew, Pete Searls, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

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