Life Grease actor Edd Byrnes died at the age of 87 By weekster Posted on January 11, 2020 2 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Sad news for fans of the musical film Grease. The actor Edd Byrnes died at the age of 87. According to TMZ, the news comes as a surprise to the relatives and he died last Wednesday in his home in Santa Monica. Edd Byrnes is no longer. The actor caused a furore in the 60s and 70s thanks to his roles in 77 Sunset Strip and Grease. The 87-year-old died of old age and died in his home in Santa Monica, TMZ says. Edd became famous thanks to the 77 Sunset Strip series. He played Kookie in it and became one of the most popular television stars of the 60s. At the time, TMZ compares his fame to the late Luke Perry during his 90210 heyday in the 90s. For the Dutch public, he will be known for his role as Vince Fontaine in Grease. Edd was the presenter of the dance-off of National Bandstand in the film. Besides acting Edd could also sing and he had a hit with Kookie, Kookie in America. In addition, Edd appeared in Charlie’s Angels, Married With Children, and Maverick and got his start in The Love Boat. He leaves behind son Logan and his wife Catherine Gross. After forty years, Grease is still extremely popular, as can be seen in the video below.