Merlin Olsen's Wife - You Killed My Husband

3/26/2010 6:47 PM PDT

Merlin Olsen's Wife - You Killed My Husband

Merlin Olsen's wife has amended the lawsuit she and Merlin filed while he was alive, claiming NBC Studios, 20th Century Fox Film Corp., Sherwin Williams and others cost the former Los Angeles Rams star his life.

Olsen and his wife, Susan, previously sued 38 defendants, alleging they exposed the NFL Hall of Famer to Asbestos, allegedly causing him to develop mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer.

The asbestos exposure included stints doing construction work in high school and college, and later on TV and movie sets.

Olsen died earlier this month.