Lyle Waggoner dead: Wonder Woman and Carol Burnett Show star dies aged 84

American actor Lyle Waggoner has died aged 84.

The actor was known for his roles in a number of television shows and movies in the 1960s and 1970s including The Carol Burnett Show and Wonder Woman.

He passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday morning surrounded by his wife Sharon and sons Beau and Jason, according to TMZ.

It has been reported that Lyle was battling an illness.

Lyle shot to fame n the mid-60s with his breakout ole in Gunsmoke and he was set to play the lead role in the iconic Batman TV series but lost out on the role to Adam West.

He established his career in showbiz in the legendary sketch show The Carol Burnett Show.

Lyle appeared on the show for seven years, playing a variety of different characters.

He later went on to star in Wonder Woman playing bot Steve Trevor and Steve Trevor Jr. over three seasons of the show, which started in 1975.

As well as acting, Lyle was also a major heartthrob and became the first male seminude centrefold for Playgirl magazine in 1973.

The TV star often played the role of the hunk and founded Star Waggons, a business known for its customised trailers used in the entertainment business.

Fans have rushed to social media to pay tribute to the actor.

Taking to Twitter, one fan penned: "Heartbroken to hear about the passing of Lyle Waggoner. He was such a huge part of my childhood. I’ve been obsessed with Wonder Woman since I was four years old and I’ve idolised both him and Lynda Carter ever since.

Another added: "Rest in peace Lyle."

A third said: "RIP Lyle Waggoner. The iconic Steve Trevor."

A fourth wrote: "A legend. My condolences to his family, friends and his many fans.

"RIP Lyle Waggoner. Amazing actor," a fifth fan posted alongside a snap of the star.

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