I am so so saddned by this. As we all are. I remember at 9 yrs old watching this show! Running home from school to watch the show! I was in love with Barnabas! I dreamed of him! He was wonderful as Barnabas Collins. NO ONE COULD EVER PLAY HIM. He was and will be the one and only Barnabas Collins. A true actor. I am sorry to his family, and to all the wonderful actors who co starred with him. I am so sorry I never got to meet him. But someday, when God calls me, I shall! Rest in Peace Mr. Frid....you are always in my heart.....Love sent you Sir!