The wife and son of 81-year-old TV actor Ron Ely are confirmed dead – and police say it was after Ely’s son,Cameron Ely, attacked his mother. The incident happened Tuesday night at the Santa Barbara home of 1960's "Tarzan" actor Ely.
While details were scarce at first, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's department confirms that 62-year-old Valerie Lundeen died from stab wounds and that 30-year-old Cameron was shot and killed by deputies responding to the scene.
According to reports, Cameron even tried to pin the blame on his father – during a 9-1-1 call he apparently made. Apparently, the evidence on scene didn’t support that. Later, deputies say Cameron “posed a threat,” which prompted four deputies to fire “their service weapons at the suspect, fatally wounding him.” Autopsies are pending.
- Ron and Valerie were married in 1984, and besides son Cameron, shared two daughters, Kirsten and Kaitland– both 32.