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Joe LaDue Dead at 70

Actor Joseph "Smokey Joe" LaDue died on May 26. He was 70.

LaDue starred as Derek Thurston on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 1977-1980. In 1983, he briefly appeared in NBC daytime drama Days of our Lives as Detective Harry Frost.

LaDue's other credits include Emergency!, The Rookies, Starsky and Hutch, Casino, Luckytown and Ocean's Eleven.

In recent years, LaDue had suffered from Alzheimer's disease.

Services were held on Sunday, July 29 at the Foursquare Church in Blue Diamond, Nevada.

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