Photo: Dick Van Patten

Dick Van Patten

In this Aug. 13, 2006 file photo, actor Dick Van Patten poses for photographers on the red carpet before Comedy Central's "Roast of William Shatner," in Los Angeles. Van Patten, the genial comic actor best known as the patriarch of TV’s “Eight is Enough,” died of complications from diabetes on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Santa Monica, Calif., according to his publicist Daniel Bernstein. He was 86.