‘Frasier’ Actor John Mahoney Dies at 77: Report

February 5, 2018 Updated: February 5, 2018

John Mahoney, one of the stars on “Frasier,” died at the age of 77, according to reports.

Mahoney passed away Sunday in hospice care, according to his publicist, as reported by TMZ on Monday evening.

Mahoney, who was born in the United Kingdom, played the father of Frasier – played by Kelsey Grammer – and Niles Craine – played by David Hyde Pierce – on the popular sitcom for 11 seasons.

For that role, he won a SAG Award in 2000.

He also had a role in “Hot in Cleveland.” He’s known for his roles in movies such as “American President,” “Say Anything,” and “Eight Men Out.”

“I’ve not known a kinder man nor more brilliant actor,” casting director Jeff Greenberg wrote on Twitter.

“We were all blessed to have spent 11 glorious years together.”

The Washington Times reported that Mahoney never married and had no children.

 

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