• Little House on the Prairie star Michael Landon died 31 years ago
  • On the anniversary of his death, Melissa Gilbert remembered him
  • She writes a touching tribute

They stood in front of the camera together for almost 10 years. Little House on the Prairie can be seen as the launch of Melissa Gilbert's career in front of the camera.

Little House star Melissa Gilbert mourns the loss of Michael Landon

When Little House on the Prairie began in 1974, she was just ten years old. Melissa Gilbert looks back fondly on her time on set, especially with her co-star Michael Landon.

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The actor took on the role of a father for Melissa in the series. When Michael Landon died from pancreatic cancer in 1991, it hit Melissa Gilbert hard.

Thirty-one years later, she commemorates Michael Landon with a post on the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network website. She writes: "July 1, 2022. Today is the 31st anniversary of the death of one of the most influential people in my life and I am so, so sad."

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She continues: "Today I am missing my mentor, my acting partner, my favorite director, father figure, friend and boss. Today I am missing my Pa. Today I am missing Michael Landon. So much so, I can feel it in my chest, in my heart. I am aching for him."

With her contribution, Melissa Gilbert would like to draw attention to the disease and call for donations.

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