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Ron Ely: The wife and son of the former "Tarzan" actor are dead


In the house of the US actor Ron Ely it came to a blood act: Policemen first found his murdered wife. Then they shot the suspicious son.

After a violent crime in the house of the former "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely his wife and his son are dead. According to police in Santa Barbara, California, officials were called on Tuesday evening by emergency call to the house of the 81-year-old actor.

There, they found Ely's wife Valerie Lundeen Ely stabbed to death. The son of the couple wanted as a suspect was put on the property. The 30-year-old had presented a threat and had been shot by the police, it said in the statement.

As the CNN reported, Ron Ely was not injured in the incident.

Ely became known in the 1960s for his starring role in the TV series "Tarzan". In 1972, together with German actress Uschi Glas, he shot the Italian Western "100 Fists and a Lord's Prayer". He also starred in the adventure film "Doc Savage - The Man of Bronze" (1975). Later he appeared in TV series like "Fantasy Island" and "Love Boat".

Ely had been married to Valerie Lundeen since 1984. They have two daughters and a son.

Source: spiegel

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