Dark Shadows' Jonathan Frid Dead at 87

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This is sad, and I'll admit, a bit spooky given the time timing. Jonathan Frid, who portrayed vampire Barnabas Collins on ABC Daytime's cult hit soap opera Dark Shadows back in the late 60's and early70's, died on April 14. He was 87.

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Frid's death comes as a big screen version of Dark Shadow, starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas, is set to premiere next month. RIP, Barnabas 1.0. Watch a clip of Frid as Barnabas arriving at Collinwood after the jump!