Herrmann's name on the credits of any show made it a "must-watch"
WASHINGTON, December 31, 2014 — The year closes on a sad note; actor Edward Herrmann has passed at the age of 71. Seeing Herrmann in the credits made any show a must watch.
Perhaps best known for playing Richard Gilmore on “Gilmore Girls,” Herrmann died this morning in a hospital after a 3-1/2 week battle with brain cancer. He had been in ICU, and when his condition did not improve, his family decided to take him off life support.
Herrmann leaves behind three children.
More recently, Hermann appeared on the “The Practice” as law professor Anderson Pearson.
He was 71.
“Besides being an accomplished actor, (he) was also a true gentleman and a scholar, as well as being an incredibly kind and decent man. He will be sorely missed,” manager Robbie Kass told CNN.
A yearly binge watch of the Gilmore Girls is, in large part, a must watch due to Hermann’s participation in the show.
“My friend Ed Herrmann was the kindest, classiest, most talented man. It was an honor and a joy to know him, a devastating blow to lose him,” tweeted Lauren Graham, who starred as Lorelai Gilmore in “Gilmore Girls.”
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