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Actor Dies While Awaiting Murder Trial

December 3, 1985

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Actor Andrew Butler, who was awaiting trial on a murder charge in a 1978 killing, was found dead of natural causes in his apartment, officials said.

Butler, 33, also known as Tito Goya and Tito Butler, appeared in the ″Kojak,″ ″Baretta″ and ″Miami Vice″ television series.

He also appeared in the movies with Paul Newman in ″Fort Apache, the Bronx″ and with Dustin Hoffman in ″Marathon Man.″

Butler was extradited to Texas last January in Bay Shore, N.Y., in the death of Rudy Trevino, who was shot at an Austin restaurant.

Police who found Butler’s body in his apartment on Sunday said he had been under a doctor’s care for liver disease.

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