'Frasier' Actor John Mahoney Dies at 77

'Frasier' Actor John Mahoney Dies at 77
Frasier star John Mahoney has passed away at the age of 77. He died Sunday (February 4) in Chicago, following a brief hospitalization. The cause of death has not yet been revealed.
 
The British-born Mahoney was best known for his role as Martin Crane on Frasier, the cranky father to Niles and the title character. The long-running Cheers spinoff was on the air from 1993 until 2004.
 
In addition to two Emmy nominations for his role on Frasier, Mahoney also received a Tony Award in 1986 for his performance in The House of Blue Leaves.
 
More recently, the actor made appearances on In Treatment, Burn Notice, Hot in Cleveland and Foyle's War.
 
He was also a member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 1979. Yesterday's (February 5) performance of the The Herd was cancelled in his honour.
 
See a selection of social media tributes to the late Mahoney below.