Actor Noble Willingham, Jan. 18

Noble Willingham, who plays C.D. Parker on the television show Walker Texas Ranger, laughs during an interview, in Dallas, in this Feb. 13, 2000 photo. Willingham, who worked steadily as a supporting actor over the last 30 years and left his role as a saloon owner on the series `Walker, Texas Range'' to run for Congress,died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2004, at his Palm Springs, Calif., home, his manager, Sandy Josephs, said Tuesday. Walker was 72. He died of natural causes, according to the Riverside County coroner's office.
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