Edd Byrnes Death, Obituary : 77 Sunset Strip Actor Dies at 87.

By | September 27, 2020

Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Family and friends are mourning the death of Edd Byrnes, star of the 1950s and ’60s TV hit “77 Sunset Strip” who went on to co-star in the 1978 smash “Grease,” has died at the age of 87.

Edd Byrnes was an American actor, best known for his starring role in the television series 77 Sunset Strip. He also was featured in the 1978 film Grease as television teen-dance show host Vince Fontaine, and was a charting recording artist with “Kookie, Kookie”.

Cause of Death.

We have no information at the moment on what caused the death of Edd Byrnes. This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.


The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.

Just found out that actor Edd “Kookie” Byrnes just passed. I co-wrote a book with him in 1996 called “Kookie No More,” which is mentioned in this New York Times piece I’ve attached. His sole motivation was to help people get help if they had substance abuse issues. He taught me a lot and he’ll be missed.

All of us at TOJGFP are saddened to report the passing of actor, EDD BYRNES. Edd famous as “Kookie” on the 50’s series, “77 Sunset Strip” passed away Wednesday at the age of 87. Edd and Jim worked together in the WB film, “Darby’s Rangers”. Edd capitalized on his fame as “Kookie” with the hit song, “Kookie, Kookie Lend Me Your Comb”. Later Edd would co-star in the film “Grease” as Vince Fontaine. We send our love and sympathies to Edd’s family.
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