More recently, he was mentioned in an episode of Ricky and Morty which introduced him to a new generation.
The Colorado-born star was married three times but had just one child, a daughter called Amber, who was born in 1972.
He married Bonnie Poorman in 1968 but they divorced in 1977, Joanne Robinson in 1986 and they divorced in 1999, then Patricia Ann the following year in 2000.
It seems he had a troubled life, having battled alcoholism and intravenous drug use over the years.
He was arrested in 1997, 1978 and 1979 for the possession of cocaine and then in 1984 and 1985 after two bar brawls.
He received a felony for an assault charge in 1986 though was later acquitted and avoided jail in 1988 and 1996 for a drunk driving incident by entering rehab.
He barely survived the 1990s after three separate vehicle crashes, with one in 1996 leaving him with three broken vertebrae in his neck.
In 2000, he was sentenced to 60 days in jail after violating probation for a previous alcohol-related arrest.
Back in 2014, he revealed to the National Enquirer that he’d had his right leg amputated below the knee in 2012.
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