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“Fans of `The Twilight Zone’ are cuckoo,” Michaud said.

Michaud said that while Sues was always cast as the stereotypically gay character, he believed he needed to hide his own gay identity during his years on television.

“He felt like he couldn’t publicly come out,” Michaud said. “He felt like people wouldn’t accept him.”

Sues was grateful for “Laugh-In,” but wasn’t happy he was typecast in his comic persona as he sought to return to more serious acting.

He got one chance that he cherished in 1975, the serious role of Moriarty with the Royal Shakespeare Company in “Sherlock Holmes” on Broadway.

He stayed with the show until it closed the following year, then went out to perform it with the touring company.

In later years he would make many more theater appearances, do voiceover work for television, and appear in guest spots on TV series like “Punky Brewster” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”

Sues is survived by a sister-in-law, two nieces and a nephew.

There were no immediate plans for a memorial.