Larry Sellers, ‘Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman’ Actor, Dies at 72

by Madison Miller
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Larry Sellers, best known for his role as Cloud Dancing on the popular CBS show “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” has sadly passed away at the age of 72 on December 9.

Larry Sellers Dead at 72

According to The Hollywood Reporter, as of now, his cause of death has not been revealed to the public. He is survived by his wife, Susie Duff, as well as his five children. He died in Pawhuska, Oklahoma and his death was announced by his sister-in-law, Loring Abeyta.

Larry Sellers was born on October 2, 1949, of Osage, Cherokee, and Lakota heritage. He had a number of different acting roles during his long career, including “Wayne’s World 2,” where he played “Naked Indian” spirit, “The Sopranos,” “90210,” “Beverly Hills,” and “Walker, Texas Ranger.”

Fans will likely always remember him for “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” however. Rightfully so, seeing as he was nominated for an Emmy for his work on the show. He also was the Native American Consultant as well. He played his part on the Western show from 1993 to 1998.

Larry Sellers worked as an actor and a stuntman for close to 30 years.

Remembering the ‘Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman’ Actor

Since his death has been announced, fans and friends of Sellers have shared heartfelt messages regarding their time with the actor.

One of which was Jane Seymour. She was one of the stars of “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” and shared a photo of herself, Sellers, and their other co-star Joe Lando on the set of the show.

“Larry Sellers was truly the heart and spirit of Dr. Quinn. His presence was magical, mystical, and spiritual. I feel so fortunate to have had all those wonderful years together. He will be missed by us all. My heart goes out to Larry’s family and friends, may his memory be a blessing to us all,” Seymour wrote on Instagram.

Larry Sellers’ nephew, Xander Keah-Tigh, also posted about Larry Sellers on Twitter.

“Yesterday, the world lost the great man, Larry Sellers. As his nephew, he helped me out of dark place when I was growing up. I thank him for helping me be a better person. Thank you,” they wrote.

Meanwhile, the Twitter account for the podcast “Not a Lady: A Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” also reflected on the actor’s death and urged people to take part in something to honor the late actor.

“To honor him, we challenge viewers of #DrQuinn to study whose tribal land you live on, educate yourselves on the challenges and difficulties facing Indigenous peoples (past & present), donate financially to non-profits, and/or support small businesses run by Native people,” the show’s Twitter account wrote. They also urged people to read C.L. Harmony’s article from 2017 titled, “Larry Sellers, The True Native American.”