Old Yeller child star Kevin Corcoran has sadly died. He was 66-years-old.

Kevin — who portrayed youngest brother Arliss Coates in the 1957 Disney classic — passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif. after a five-year battle with colorectal cancer, his wife, Laura, confirmed to [The Hollywood Reporter](http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kevin-corcoran-dead-old-yeller-830007?utmsource=Sailthru&utmmedium=email&utmcampaign=THR%20Breaking%20Newsnow2015-10-07%2010:35:04HLewis&utmterm=hollywoodreporterbreakingnews).

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Kevin in 1957’s Old Yeller.

In addition to starring in Old Yeller, Kevin appeared in several other Disney films including The Shaggy Dog (1959), Swiss Family Robinson (1960), Pollyanna (1960) and Bon Voyage! (1962).

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Prior to his death, the former actor — who was named a Disney Legend in October 2006 — most recently worked as a producer on the FX dramas The Shield and Sons of Anarchy.

Our thoughts are with the Corcoran family during this difficult time.