Some very sad news, especially for those who are fans of Gilmore Girls. Talented actor Edward Herrmann is dead at 71 after a battle with brain cancer. Herrmann's family confirmed the news to TMZ, while his manager also spoke with BuzzFeed News. Herrmann died in a New York hospital and had been in the ICU for the last three weeks or so, according to his family. Unfortunately, he did not improve and his family took him off his respirator.
It's no secret that Herrmann was a massive talent in the acting world. From his role as Richard Gilmore on Gilmore Girls to his time as Lionel Deerfield on The Good Wife to playing Dr. Norman Shales on Grey's Anatomy, his TV credits are impressive, to say the least. He'll always be remembered for his films as well, including The Aviator, The Lost Boys, Nixon, and, of course, Richie Rich with Macaulay Culkin.
Unsurprisingly, his work scored him a long list of nominations and awards. In 1999, he won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Anderson Pearson in The Practice. He wasn't just known for his work on the small and big screen, as Herrmann was a talent on the stage as well. In 1976, he took home a Tony for Mrs. Warren's Profession.
There's no doubt that Herrmann will be missed and will continue to be an influence in the acting world. Talk about a true talent who has left a mark on fans' hearts everywhere.
Herrmann is survived by three children and his second wife (of 22 years), Star.