The 73-year-old Goulet took ill in late September with a shortage of breath and growing increasingly weak. He was hospitalized on September 30th in Las Vegas. On October 13th he was transferred to the Los Angeles hospital to await a lung donor.
He has been diagnosed with Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis, a rare and potentially fatal lung disorder.
Goulet was a sensation on Broadway as the lead role in Camelot starring along side Richard Burton and Julie Andrews. He also won a Tony award in 1968 for his role in Happy Time.
He appeared in many TV shows including the Jackie Gleason Show, Fantasy Island, Cannon and Police Woman starring Angie Dickinson.
His wife, Vera, said regarding the transplant, “He is a strong, positive man, full of life. I know if he is given the transplant he will pull through this.”