Edward Hardwicke, TV's Dr. Watson, dies at 78

Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke, top, pose in their roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively, in the PBS "Mystery" series about the famed British detective and his sidekick. "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" concludes the series with the last episodes shot before Brett's death Sept. 12. (AP Photo/PBS)

May 18, 2011 8:55:59 AM PDT
Edward Hardwicke, who played Dr. John Watson opposite Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes on television in the 1980s and '90s, has died of cancer at age 78 .