Victor French began his TV career as a stuntman in westerns then graduated to bit parts in 'Gunsmoke,' in which he reportedly appeared 23 times. He and Michael Landon got along famously and often worked together, appearing with the actor in 'Bonanza,' Highway to Heaven' and 'Little House.' Following his stint on 'Little House,' French went on to star in 'Carter County.' He passed away from lung cancer in 1989.
Victor French -- (12/4/1934-6/15/1989). American Actor & Director. He portrayed Isaiah Edwards on TV Series "Little House on the Prairie", Chief Roy Mobey on "Carter Country", Various on "Gunsmoke", Agent 44 on "Get Smart", Fred Gilman on "The Hero", Mark Gordon in "Highway to Heaven". Movies -- "Rio Lobo" as Ketcham, "An Officer and a Gentleman" as Joe Pokrifiki. He died of Advanced Lung Cancer, age 54.
Little House on the Prairie stars: Michael Landon died from pancreatic cancer a mere two years after Victor French died of lung cancer. Both men were 54 years old when they died, and both were only diagnosed with their respective illnesses a few months before their deaths.
Victor Vasarely. Vásárhelyi Győző, known as Victor Vasarely was an artist who is often regarded as the father of Op Art. He began to study medicine in Hungary, but left the race after two years. Wikipedia