Steve Shaw was a talented young actor who was one of the original cast members of the nighttime drama, "Knots Landing", playing Eric Fairgate, the oldest son of Karen (played by Michele Lee). Sadly, he died in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles at the young age of 25.
Episode #298 ("An American Hero") is dedicated to him, and the final moments of the episode show clips of him to a song sung by Michele Lee. Sadly, in syndication this was edited out and no longer can be seen in re-runs. His death was not addressed as a storyline.
Thanks much to Pam for providing me with the information concerning his death, and to LaRondre for giving me his birthdate information.