One Of America’s Favorite Sitcom Actors Just Passed Away – R.I.P.

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It is with great sadness that we have to report that John Mahoney, the veteran actor best known for playing the cantankerous father on the 90s NBC hit Frasier, has died at 77 on Sunday.

I LOVED that show!!!

Mahoney’s longtime manager, Paul Martino, said Monday that Mahoney died in Chicago after a short spell in hospital.

Mahoney, who played Martin Crane, father of Frasier Crane and Niles Crane, on the long-running sitcom had been ill for a short time before being admitted to the hospital.

The sitcom’s casting director, Jeff Greenberg, tweeted: “I’ve not known a kinder man nor more brilliant actor. We were all blessed to have spent 11 glorious years together.”

In 2000, Mahoney was awarded a SAG Award for his work on the show, and was also nominated for two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes.

Peri Gilpin, who played the character Roz Doyle in “Frasier,” recalled that Mahoney sang at her wedding, and she recalled some of his best-known performances: “Watch Moonstruck, Say Anything and/or Frasier or anything you can with him in it and raise a glass to John. Remember him well,” Gilpin wrote.

Mahoney was an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago for 39 years.

“It is with our deepest sorrow that we share the news that ensemble member of 39 years John Mahoney passed away. Tonight’s opening night performance of You Got Older has been cancelled. We are instead inviting all to gather in Front Bar this evening. All are welcome to join us.”

“Our old friend and Steppenwolf theatre colleague John Mahoney passed away yesterday. So many wonderful plays together over the years. A wonderful actor I’ll never forget his 1985 performance in Orphans (Chicago and New York).”

“It was a great pleasure to know him and work with him. From Moira and I, Rest In Peace old friend.”

Rest In Peace brother and thanks for all the wonderful moments!



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