Actor John Mahoney, best known for his playing the crotchety patriarch on Frasier, has died.
Mahoney’s publicist told TMZ that the 77-year-old actor passed away Sunday in hospice care.
The British-born Mahoney played Martin Crane, the father to Frasier and Niles Crane, for all 11 seasons of the NBC sitcom. The role earned him a pair of Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actor. The entire Frasier cast was awarded a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Ensemble in 2000.
Mahoney appeared in several feature films, including The American President, Primal Fear, She’s the One, and Say Anything…. He was also a noted voice actor, heard in films like The Iron Giant and Antz.