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Edward Herrmann Dead - 'Gilmore Girls' Actor Dies at 71 After Battling Brain Cancer

Edward Herrmann Dead - 'Gilmore Girls' Actor Dies at 71 After Battling Brain Cancer

Edward Herrmann, known for his role as Richard Gilmore on the Gilmore Girls, has passed away at the age of 71.

The actor passed away in New York City this morning – he had been battling brain cancer and was in the ICU for this month. His family decided to take him off of his respirator when he did not improve, TMZ reports.

Along with appearing in every season of the Gilmore Girls, Edward also had stints on The Good Wife, Grey’s Anatomy, and many many more shows.

Our thoughts go out to Edward‘s family and loved ones during this time.

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  • Scarlett

    Sad. RIP grandpa Gilmore

  • Bob

    RIP. I loved him in the Gilmore Girls and Lost Boys.

  • sky

    RiP.

  • Esmeralda

    I knew him as Ritchie Rich’s dad. Rest in Peace

  • Jen

    So sad. RIP

  • bap

    He played Franklin Roosevelt to perfection. Rest in Peace Herrmann!

  • Fabian

    Great actor. RIP Mr. Herrman.