Gunsmoke's James Arness Dies at 88, Leaves Behind Heartfelt Letter to Fans

James Arness, who for 20 seasons played U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon on CBS’ Gunsmoke, died on Friday at the age of 88.

Arness died in his sleep at his home in Brentwood, Calif., his business manager told the Associated Press.

In a letter that he wrote to be posted posthumously on his website, Arness said … READ MORE