Entertainment Actor John Mahoney, Frasier's Martin Crane, is dead at 77

10:11  06 february  2018
10:11  06 february  2018 Source:   theweek.com

'Frasier' star John Mahoney dead at 77, report says

  'Frasier' star John Mahoney dead at 77, report says John Mahoney, of "Frasier" fame, died Sunday in Chicago. TMZ reported news of the star's passing on Monday. Mahoney, who starred as Martin Crane on the hit NBC sitcom for more than 10 years, reportedly passed away in hospice care, according to his publicist. Born in England in June 1940, Mahoney most recently appeared in an episode of British television drama "Foyle's War" in 2015, and joined the cast of TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland" from 2011 until 2014.Before his more than 30 years in the entertainment industry, the two-time Golden Globe nominee moved to the U.S.

Actor John Mahoney is dead at 77 © Kevin Winter/Getty Images Actor John Mahoney is dead at 77 John Mahoney, a prolific actor best known for playing the curmudgeonly father Martin Crane on Frasier from 1993 to 2004, died in Chicago on Sunday, his manager, Paul Martino, said Monday. He was 77 and had been in hospice care. Mahoney, who moved to the U.S. from his native England at age 19, quit his job as a medical magazine editor and started acting full-time in his late 30s at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, after meeting cofounder John Malkovich in 1977.

Along with his stage career, which he resumed after Frasier ended, Mahoney's film credits include Moonstruck, The American President, In the line of Fire, Tin Men, Barton Fink, Reality Bites, The Russia House, and Say Anything, where he played the disapproving father of John Cusack's love interest.

Beloved Frasier star John Mahoney, who played classic sitcom's cantankerous father, dies at 77 in Chicago hospice facility

  Beloved Frasier star John Mahoney, who played classic sitcom's cantankerous father, dies at 77 in Chicago hospice facility John Mahoney, the veteran actor best know for playing the father on the 90s NBC hit Frasier, has died at 77 Sunday in a Chicago hospice facility.John Mahoney, the veteran actor best know for playing the cantankerous father on the 90s NBC hit Frasier, has died at 77 on Sunday.

He also had guest spots on Cheers, 3rd Rock From the Sun, and a recurring role as Betty White's love interest on Hot in Cleveland. Mahoney's awards include a Tony in 1986 for The House of Blue Leaves on Broadway and a SAG Award for playing Martin Crane on Frasier, a role that also earned him two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations. 

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