RIP ‘Lost Boys’ and ‘Gilmore Girls’ star Edward Herrmann

Edward Herrmann

Edward Herrmann, known famously for his role as family patriarch Richard Gilmore in the WB’s Gilmore Girls and as the head vampire in the 1980s film Lost Boys, has passed away today at the age of 71. Herrmann had been battling brain cancer and been in the ICU for the last few weeks.

His most recent roles were on The Good Wife, How I Met Your Mother and Black Box. 

His costars have expressed their feelings for the actor’s passing. Kelly Bishop, who played his wife on Gilmore Girls, told TV Line:

We, the Gilmore Girls family, are so terribly sad and somewhat stunned. We only learned about his illness a week or so ago. I got a call from [Edward’s wife] Star Monday night asking if I wanted to come to the hospital to say good-bye. I went yesterday and was able to give Ed love from Lauren [Graham], Alexis [Bledel] and Amy [Sherman-Palladino]… I have so many fond memories of our time together on Gilmore Girls and since, mainly via email. I think everyone who knew or worked with Ed found him to be absolutely delightful… Everything looks a little dim, as if the lights went down.

We will miss you, Edward.

RIP Edward Herrmann.

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