A popular American Actor named Tim Donnelly Death news has recently been discovered by our team. His Sudden Death has been surfing on the internet and social media for a while. Tim Donnelly was popularly known as Chet Kelly. we will talk more about him further in this article.

Who is Tim Donnelly Aka Chet Kelly?

Tim donnelly was born on September 3, 1944 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. His full name is Timothy David Donnelly. Some of his best projects are Emergency! (1972), The Clonus Horror (1979) and The Toolbox Murders (1978).

He had several different supporting roles in episodes of the late 1960s and early 1970s Webb-produced shows, such as Dragnet 1967-1970 and various roles in Adam-12. In late 1971, Webb personally selected Donnelly for the role that made him famous, that of the wisecracking Firefighter Chester B. “Chet” Kelly, in the Mark VII television series Emergency! 

Following the 1978 cancellation of Emergency!, he appeared in several other series outside of those by Mark VII. He starred in episodes of television series such as Vega$Hawaii Five-OThe VirginianB. J. and the BearEnos and The A-Team, and even had starring roles in films such as The Toolbox Murders (1978) and The Clonus Horror (1979).

Tim retired from acting in 1984, but has appeared at various Emergency! conventions.

His Great actings style and heart-touching nature, make him a never forgettable personality. Social media are in deep sorrow because of losing another legendary Actor Tim Donnelly.

Now let’s talk about Chet Kelly aka Tim Donnelly Death.

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Tim Donnelly Death

Tim Donnelly Death was confirmed via  Los Angeles County Fire Museum Facebook page. Hundreds of people wrote beautiful comments on the page and paid tribute. At this point, our team hasn’t found any evidence that reveals Tim Donnelly’s actual cause of death. But in near future, we will surely update this article with the rest of the information. 

His married life information is also very private and very little or nothing is available on the internet. Some of his information is available on IMBD Page. anything about his social media does not yet come in front of our eyes. 


77 years old Tim Donnelly takes his last breath on 20 September 2021. On the official Facebook page of Los Angeles County Fire Museum, the wrote: 

“We at the Fire Museum are heartbroken as we sure all of you will be as well regarding the following news.

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our friend, Tim Donnelly, this weekend. Tim, as you know, played Chet Kelly on the show Emergency! among many other roles during his acting career. Tim is survived by his daughter, Ashley, two grandsons, his sister Kathleen and his brother Dennis. To all the Emergency! fans, we want you to know that he was very excited about coming to the Museum in January for the 50th Anniversary. Many of the Museum Board Members have great memories of Tim from our time on Project 51 and personal contact. To his daughter, grandchildren, and siblings, we offer our sincerest condolences. At this time, services have not been arranged. Cards may be directed to Dennis Donnelly, c/o Los Angeles County Fire Museum Association,
9834 Flora Vista St,
Bellflower, CA 90706.”

RIP Chet Kelly

Official Obituary is yet to release.

Social media especially Twitter & Facebook is flooded with Tribute posts and condolence paid by the fans of Tim Donnelly.

Metro Fire wrote on Twitter:

“RIP Chet Kelly! It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Tim Donnelly this weekend. Tim played Chet Kelly on the show Emergency! Cards may be directed to his brother Dennis Donnelly,c/o LA County Fire Museum Assoc 16400 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower, CA 90706”

One Twitter User Wrote:

So sad. I always loved his character of Chet on EMERGENCY!. The sparring between Chet and Randolph Mantooth’s Johnny Gage holds up to this day and adds so much fun to the series. Rest in Peace Tim Donnelly.

Another Said:

“RIP Tim Donnelly, television and film actor, best known for Emergency! and also had a role in the 1969 film The Secret Of Santa Vittoria, died on Sunday at the age of 77. RIP Tim”


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