So sad. Edward Herrmann, who is best known for playing Richard Gilmore on ‘Gilmore Girls,’ passed away in a New York hospital on Dec. 31. He was just 71 years old.
Edward Herrmann, who starred as Richard Gilmore on Gilmore Girls during its entire run between 2000 and 2007, tragically died on Dec. 31, according to a new report. The actor had been battling brain cancer, but he succumbed to his illness after being in the ICU for the last three and a half weeks. He was 71 years old.
Edward Herrmann Dead — ‘Gilmore Girls’ Actor Dies From Brain Cancer At 71
Edward’s family said his condition failed to improve, so they decided to take him off his respirator, according to TMZ.
The actor’s second wife, Star, told the site he was survived by his three children.
Edward famously starred on the WB/CW series, Gilmore Girls, for seven seasons. He also guest-starred on The Good Wife, Grey’s Anatomy, and How I Met Your Mother, which happened to be his last TV acting credit.
You might also remember him as Macaulay Culkin‘s dad in 1994’s Richie Rich!
Edward won an Emmy in 1999 for his guest appearance as a law profession on The Practice, according to HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site Variety. He also won a Tony award during his illustrious career.
Our thoughts go out to Edward’s family and friends during this difficult time. Such a sad way to end the year.
— Chris Rogers