Photo Screen, April 1972
Pete Duel took his own life the morning of December 31, 1971. No one, not even Dianne Ray, the woman who loved him and who shared his last night of life with him, would ever know what finally drove the 31-year-old actor (star of ABC’s Alias Smith and Jones series as well as many other TV features) to that final moment. Whatever life was for Pete, it was not worth living—anymore.
Photo Caption: Pete Duel seemed happier than ever just before he took his life. Dianne Ray, his long-time friend, told her family that she was hoping they’d marry soon.