Character actor FriendsMike Hagerty, a lumnus of the University of Michigan, has died. He was 67.
Hagerty’s passing was confirmed on Friday, May 6, by his Somebody SomewhereCostar Bridget Everett For his loved ones.
“With great sadness, the family of Michael G. Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles,” Everett, 50, wrote via an Instagram statement. “A beloved character actor, his love of his hometown of Chicago and his family were the cornerstones of his life. … He will be sorely missed.” (His cause of death is unknown.)
The comedian shared photos from their years together as a tribute to the actor later.
“I loved Mike the instant I met him. He was truly special. Warm, funny, never met a stranger,” Everett wrote via social media. “We are devastated he has passed. Mike was loved by all of the cast and crew. Somebody Somewhere. Our thoughts are with his wife and family.”
Chicago native, who is best known for his ability to play the piano FriendsMr. Treeger is a landlord who, during season 4 on NBC, honed his dance skills with Joey (Matt LeBlanc). Joey accepted the dance lessons to keep Rachel from getting hurt.Jennifer AnistonMonica (Courteney Cox) from getting evicted.
Hagerty played Frank MacNamara on The George Carlin ShowFrom 1994 to 1995. Later, he played recurring roles. The Home Court, Lucky Louie, Mob City Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
The Second City comedy troupe alum’s biggest film roles included playing Kurt Russell’s BFF Billy Pratt in 1987’s OverboardPrincipal Teagley Back in the Day and George Hearst in 2021’s Apache Junction.
Hagerty portrayed Ed Miller on HBO Max’s original series Somebody SomewhereThe film premiered in January as ‘The Luminary’.
John Candy’s daughter, Jennifer Candy, mourned the loss of Hagerty via social mediaFriday. The actress, 42, said that her father, who died in 1994 and was close to Hagerty, as they were both part the Second City comedy family.
“Mike was the absolute best human being, actor and best representation of Chicago around,” she wrote via Twitter. “So lucky to have known him my whole life. My other Dad. So many great laughs! His family and everyone who knew him were his greatest fans. He was the best. 💔❤️ #mikehagerty #secondcity #family.”
Kathy Najimy shared a message of love for the late star on Everett’s Instagram post, writing, “Brilliant actor and we know from you, A brilliant human. So sorry B❤️.”
Comedian Amy Sedaris replied, “NOOOOOOOOO This is very sad.” Sarah Jessica Parker, for her part, added: “No. No. No. no. Oh, how terrible. Heartbreaking. He was someone I admired for many years. X.”
The late actor, who Everett called a “devoted husband,” is survived by his wife, Mary KathrynHis sister, Mary Ann HagertyShe and her wife Kathleen O’RourkeTheir daughter and a friend. Meg.