Whitman died at around 2 PM Monday at his home in Montecito, CA. A longtime friend tells TMZ Whitman was in and out of the hospital recently due to skin cancer that seeped into his bloodstream. He was surrounded by family at the time of his death.
Whitman starred in a number of dramas, but he was most famous for his westerns … especially with John Wayne. Their 1961 film, “The Comancheros,” was a classic.