‘Frasier’ star John Mahoney passes away, Hollywood tributes pour in
Best known for his role as Kelsey Grammer’s dad on Frasier, actor John Mahoney has died at the age of 77.
Mahoney, who played Martin Crane, father of Frasier Crane and Niles Crane, on the long-running sitcom, died Sunday in Chicago after a short illness, reports CNN.
Born in Blackpool, England in June 1940, his acting career spanned more than 30 years and included roles on television and film, with movies including Barton Fink, The American President and Flipped.
He won a SAG Award and received two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for his work on Frasier.
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.”
The great John Mahoney passed away today at age 77. I’ve not known a kinder man nor more brilliant actor. We were all blessed to have spent 11 glorious years together. pic.twitter.com/hn3SZwuEy4
— Jeff Greenberg (@JeffGreenbergCD) February 5, 2018
Comedy actors and others paid their respect to the veteran actor.