Actor Matthew Cowles Dies at 69

05/25/2014 at 10:40 AM EDT

Matthew Cowles Dies at 69
Matthew Cowles and Christine Baranski
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Matthew Cowles, best known for his role on All My Children, has died. He was 69.

The husband of The Good Wife actress Christine Baranski passed away on Thursday, according to his manager, Tsu Tsu Stanton, who Tweeted out the news on Friday.

"#Matthew Cowles passed away on 5/22. I had the pleasure of being his manager," she wrote. "He was a very gifted and kind man who loved life and everyone."

On Sunday, the show's former writer, Jean Passanante, Tweeted she was "so sad to hear about the death of Matthew Cowles ... a sweet man and a uniquely talented actor."

Cowles, who played Billy Clyde Tuggle on the daytime drama, also starred in Nurse Betty and Shutter Island, and also appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful and Life on Mars.

The two-time Daytime Emmy nominee is survived by Baranski – whom he had been married to for 30 years – and the couple's two children.

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