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Friends And Brooklyn Nine-Nine Actor Mike Hagerty Has Died Aged 67

Friends And Brooklyn Nine-Nine Actor Mike Hagerty Has Died Aged 67

Mike Hagerty, best known for his roles in Friends and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has died aged 67

Friends and Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Mike Hagerty has died aged 67.

Co-star Bridget Everett shared the sad news on social media.

She wrote: “With great sadness, the family of Michael G. Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles.

“A beloved character actor, his love of his hometown of Chicago and his family were the cornerstones of his life. 

“Mike, a devoted husband, is survived by his wife Mary Kathryn, his sister Mary Ann Hagerty [and] her wife Kathleen O’Rourke, and their daughter Meg. 

“He will be sorely missed.”

Friends fans will remember him playing a building superintendent who teaches Joey how to dance after making Rachel cry.

In the caption, Bridget also added: "I loved Mike the instant I met him. 

"He was so special. Warm, funny, never met a stranger. 

"We are devastated he has passed. Mike was adored by the entire cast and crew of Somebody Somewhere

"Our thoughts are with his wife and family."

The actor featured in MartinCheersThe Wayans Bros.Curb Your EnthusiasmFriendsSeinfeld, and The Wonder Years.

Many have taken to social media to pay their respects.

One wrote: "RIP Mike Hagerty. Funny, sweet and a total pro. Thanks for the decades of laughs."

Another commented: "Rest in Peace to Mike Hagerty. If you watched TV/Movies in the 90s, then you know that Mike is one of the all time "That Guys". Always loved when he popped up and his roles in Wayne's World and Seinfeld are legendary."

A third added: "Sad to hear of the passing of Second City stalwart and character actor Mike Hagerty, recently seen as the dad on Somebody Somewhere on @HBO. Mike had the classic Chicago mustache and accent, and a natural onscreen presence. He always came to play."

A fourth wrote: "Rest in peace, Mike Hagerty, you diamond. He was in many shows that I go to for comfort or when in need of a some chuckles. He owned every role he ever filled. Irreplaceable."

Another said: "So sad to hear we’ve lost another great one.

"Mike Hagerty was always a delight to run into at numerous parties in LA in the last 35 years or so.

"Not only a wonderful actor, but also a great, humble, fun loving guy.

"RIP Mike. And sincerest condolences to his wife, Mary Kathryn."

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677 

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros./Fox

Topics: Friends, Film and TV