By Megan Daley
Updated April 28, 2015 at 02:48 PM EDT
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Actor, host and former Entertainment Tonight correspondent Paul Ryan, who suffered from leukemia, died on April 23 at Providence Saint Joseph Hospital in Burbank. He was 69.

Originally from Philadelphia, Ryan’s career in Los Angeles spanned more than four decades. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he served as the Hollywood correspondent for ET and hosted an interview series called Legends from Here on Here TV with guests like Shelley Winters, Kylie Minogue and Charles Nelson Reilly. He also acted as a correspondent for KTLA Morning News.

Ryan also hosted a Celebrity Master Class at the Screen Actors Gulid Foundation, featuring interviews with stars such as Diahann Carroll, Burt Reynolds and George Hamilton.

His long career featured numerous small screen cameos, with credits on popular series such as Comedy Bang! Bang, Desperate Housewives, Murder, She Wrote, Highway to Heaven, Bewitched, Mission: Impossible and Barnaby Jones. His film credits include The Last Word, High Strung and Star 80.

Ryan recently authored The Art of Comedy: Getting Serious About Being Funny, published in 2007 and produced a web series for Conscious TV called A BraveHeart View.