Sad news. Edward Herrmann, best known as Richard Gilmore on Gilmore Girls, passed away in a New York hospital this morning at the age of 71.
According to reports, the actor has been battling brain cancer, but sadly succumbed to his illness after being in the ICU for the past three and half weeks.
Herrmann’s family said his condition failed to improve, so his family made the hard decision to take him off his respirator according, to TMZ.
The actor is survived by his second wife,Star and his three children.
Herrmann has been acting for some 40+ years. He starred on Gilmore Girls for seven seasons from 2000-2007 and guest starred on St. Elsewhere, The Good Wife, Grey’s Anatomy, The Practice, and How I Met Your Mother. He also had some impressive movie roles in Annie, The Lost Boys, Overboard, Richie Rich, The Wolf Of Wallstreet, and Avitar.
Herrmann won an Emmy in 1999 for his guest appearance as a law professor on The Practice and won Broadway’s 1976 Tony Award as Best Actor for George Bernard Shaw‘s “Mrs. Warren’s Profession.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time. It truly is a sad way to end the year.