John Mahoney, the Frasier star, has died on Sunday, February 4. He was 77. The beloved TV dad reportedly passed away in hospice care in Chicago, according to John's publicist.
John appeared as Kelsey Grammer’s father, Martin Crane, on Frasier for eleven seasons from 1993 to 2004. He was nominated for two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes for his role. He won the Screen Actor’s Guild award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2000 along with the cast of Frasier.
John gave his other notable roles in films like Flipped, American President, Eight Men Out, Barton Fink, Say Anything and Moonstruck.
Most recently, Mr. John had a multi-episode appearance in Hot in Cleveland. The last episode of the series was aired in 2014. John also starred in the television sitcom Foyle’s West in 2015.
Casting director Jeff Greenberg took to Twitter to react to John's death. Check it out.
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
Fans also took to social media after the news broke.
RIP John Mahoney. My family loved FRAISER and he was always one of our favorites pic.twitter.com/58tg1jhfQV— Ian Brill (@ibrill) February 5, 2018
Rest in peace, John Mahoney. Many of you will remember him as Frasier's Dad but his role in Barton Fink is one of his greatest. pic.twitter.com/fMJnm0RX34— TODD SPENCE (@Todd_Spence) February 5, 2018
So sorry to hear of the passing of John Mahoney. His character Martin Crane in Frasier was one of my favourites. Let’s hope his chair will be waiting for him wherever he goes. RIP pic.twitter.com/Iz1hLnfqJo— mytimes (@dcahughes) February 5, 2018
Rest in Peace John!