Edward Herrmann, who most notably played Lorelai Gilmore’s dad on Gilmore Girls died on Wednesday at the age of 71.
Herrmann, who had been battling brain cancer in recent months, died in a New York hospital Wednesday his manager confirmed to Huffpost Entertainment.
Edward Herrmann was an accomplished actor with a long career. Apart from his role on Gilmore Girls, he won an Emmy for The Practice and had memorable parts in both television and films including How I Met Your Mother, The Good Wife, The Wolf of Wall Street, Richie Rich, and The Emperor’s Club. He was an accomplished stage actor as well, and won a Tony Award in 1976 for best performance by a featured actor in a play when he played Frank Gardner in the revival of Mrs. Warren’s Profession. In the 1990s he set himself apart as an accomplished voice actor, with parts including the narration of many PBS and History Channel specials.
“Edward Herrmann, 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,” Herrmann’s manager, Robbie Kass, wrote in an email to HuffPost Entertainment.
The actor has been married twice and is survived by his two daughters, stepson and current wife Star.