Celebrities pay tribute to Robert Vaughn who has died aged 83

Actor had been suffering from leukaemia

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E star Robert Vaughn has died of leukaemia at the age of 83, his manager has confirmed.

Taping a scene for a new series, Robert Vaughn does his bit as Napoleon Solo, star of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E (Anonymous/AP/Press Association Images)

He played suave spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960s TV series and was also well known for portraying the skittish gunman Lee in the original version of The Magnificent Seven.

He died after a brief battle with acute leukaemia, his spokesman confirmed to the Press Association.

Celebrities far and wide have paid tribute to him: 

The actor is survived by wife Linda, son Cassidy and daughter Caitlin.