The Desperate Housewives star has passed away (Photo by Matt Baron/REX)

Desperate Housewives star Orson Bean has died at the age of 91, it has been reported.

The 91-year-old actor allegedly died after ‘ he was clipped by one vehicle and then struck by another’.

Both vehicles remained at the scene following the accident and police are investigating to see if any charges will be laid, TMZ reported.

Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Brian Wendling told ABC News: ‘The car coming westbound did not see him and clipped him and he went down.’

‘A second vehicle was coming up, was distracted by people trying to slow him down and then looked up and then a second traffic collision occurred and that one was fatal.’

The veteran was married to actress Alley Mills (Photo by Frank Carroll/Fox/Kobal/REX)
Orson’s acting career began in the 1950s (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

Orson began his career in TV in the 1950s, acting in shows including Goodyear Playhouse and Broadway Television Theater.

He also appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Ed Sullivan Show and was a frequent contestant on To Tell The Truth and Match Game.

More recently he appeared in Grace and Frankie and the Denzel Washington film The Equalizer 2.

The star also made guest appearances in Will & Grace, Murder She Wrote and Alley McBeal.

Tributes for the veteran have been pouring in online from former colleagues and fans.

One tweeted: ‘Rest well and in peace, Orson Bean. Among other notable appearances, he starred in the Twilight Zone episode, ‘Mr. Bevis.’ Bean was hit and killed by a car while crossing the street in Venice, California this evening. Very sad.’

Another commented: ‘Heartbroken by word moments ago of Orson Bean’s tragic death tonight. So thankful to have become acquainted with this dear man at Pacific Crossroads Church a few years ago. RIP, Mr. Bean. Praying for his wife Alley Mills.’

A third added: ‘RIP Orson Bean, such a tragedy.’

The veteran was married to actress Alley Mills and they shared four children.

Metro.co.uk has contacted Los Angeles Police Department and Alley Mills’ rep for a comment.

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