12/28/1943 - 12/2/2016
Actors: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Billy Chapin
Billy Chapin, a child actor who was popular in the 1950s, died Dec. 2, 2016, according to multiple news sources. Chapin was 72.
His sister, Lauren Chapin, announced the news Saturday afternoon in a Facebook post, citing a long illness as the cause of death.
"It is with a saddened heart that I say goodbye to my precious brother Billy Chapin," her message reads. "He passed away last night after a long illness but now is in the arms of his Savior. ... He will be greatly missed."