17 October 2019 00:49

Ron Ely Tarzan

Wife of 'Tarzan' actor Ron Ely found dead at California home, son suspected and killed by police Ely, who portrayed Tarzan in the TV series in the '60s, was not harmed, a sheriff's office spokesman said. About Your Privacy on this Site Welcome! Meredith collects data to deliver the best content, services, and personalized digital ads. We partner with third party advertisers, who may use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on sites and applications across devices, both on our sites and across the Internet. You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA's Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices.

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Police responded to a family disturbance call Tuesday night and discovered Ely's 62-year-old wife, Valerie Lundeen Ely, had been stabbed to death by their 30-year-old son Cameron, Public Information Officer Raquel Zick confirmed to USA TODAY. Cameron, one of the Elys' three children, was shot and killed by police after he threatened officers, the statement added. "Deputies searched the residence and surrounding area for Cameron Ely. During the search, the suspect was located outside the home," Zick said. "He posed a threat and in response 4 deputies fired their service weapons at the suspect, fatally wounding him." Police are investigating the death as a homicide, according to the statement, adding that autopsies are being conducted for "both the victim and the suspect." Ely, 81, best known for his titular role in the NBC series "Tarzan," was not injured during the incident. USA TODAY has reached out to Ely's representative for comment.

"Tarzan" debuted in 1966 and ran for two seasons. Ely's most recent acting credit was in 2014, when he appeared in the Lifetime drama "Expecting Amish" opposite Jesse McCartney and Disney Channel alums Alyson Stoner and AJ Michalka, according to IMDb.