From the Associated Press:
"LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Phillip Law, the strikingly handsome 1960s movie actor who portrayed an angel in the futuristic "Barbarella" and a lovesick Russian seaman in "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming," has died. He was 70.
Law died Tuesday at his Los Angeles home, said his daughter Dawn Law. The cause of death was not announced.
With his vivid eyes, blond hair and imposing physique, Law was much in demand by filmmakers in the late 1960s and early '70s."
I adored John Phillip Law. His turns in Barbarella, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, and Danger Diabolik made him a cult film lover's ideal idol. Ruggedly handsome, physically imposing, and very talented - Law was, and remains, a major icon of fantastic cinema. These qualities combined with his multi-lingual abilities made him a valuable commodity in the Europe of the 1960s and 70s - which were his most active decades as an actor. He was a genuinely decent man who lived a remarkable life. His commentary (with Tim Lucas) on Danger Diabolik is extremely lively, funny, informative and thoroughly enjoyable. We are grateful to have it. My friend in Spain - Carlos Aguilar, the world's greatest authority on Spanish cinema and an incredible film historian in general - has completed a book on John Phillip Law which we all eagerly await. Thank You John Phillip Law and rest in peace.