Richard Bull, 'Little House On The Prairie' Actor, Dies At 89

Richard Bull, who famously played the part of Nels Oleson, the shopkeeper, on Little House of the Prairie (1974-1983) died Monday, Feb. 3, at the age of 89.

Bull, a character actor who was last seen in an 2011 episode of Boss, played Nels for almost a decade and was a prolific TV actor, reportedly appearing in over 100 different shows, including Hawaii Five-o and Bewitched.

Bull died of complications due to a pneumonia in Calabasas and he is survived by his wife Barbara Collentine.

'Little House' Co-Stars React

Little House on the Prairie co-star, Melissa Gilbert, confirmed the news on her Twitter account. Gilbert wrote her co-star of ten years a sweet goodbye and accompanied the post with a photo of Bull.

This man will be missed. Goodbye Richard working with you was such a joy but nearly as joyful as being your friend. pic.twitter.com/Oc4sBMrfbn

Melissa Gilbert (@MelissaEGilbert) February
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