LOS ANGELES — Edward Herrmann, an actor perhaps best known for playing Richard Gilmore on “Gilmore Girls,” has died, his manager confirmed to Buzzfeed News. He was 71.
Also known for roles in “The Lost Boys” and 1976 TV movie “Eleanor and Franklin,” the actor had been previously diagnosed with brain cancer. His family told TMZ that he had been in the ICU in a New York hospital for the past three and a half weeks, and they decided to take him off the respirator when his condition did not improve.
His accolades include an Emmy in 1999 for his guest appearances as a law professor on “The Practice” and a Tony. Most recently, he appeared on several episodes of “The Good Wife,” “How I Met Your Mother” and ABC’s “Black Box.”
Herrmann appeared on all seven season on “Gilmore Girls,” which ran from 2000-2007 (first on the WB, then the CW). He played Franklin D. Roosevelt, for which he received two Emmy nominations, on “Eleanor and Franklin” as well as 1977’s “Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years.” The actor was nominated for five Emmys overall.
He’s also known for playing the father of Macaulay Culkin’s “Richie Rich” in the 1994 movie, as well as Max in 1987’s “The Lost Boys.”
Herrmann was married twice and is survived by three children.