John Mahoney Veteran Actor Bids Adieu At 77

John Mahoney, the veteran on-screen character best known for playing the irritable father on the 90s NBC hit Frasier, died at 77 on Sunday. Mahoney's long-term manager, Paul Martino, said Monday that Mahoney died in Chicago after a short interval in the hospital. The reason for death was not quickly reported. 

John Mahoney, the veteran on-screen character best known for playing the irritable father on the 90s NBC hit Frasier, died at 77 on Sunday. Mahoney’s long-term manager, Paul Martino, said on Monday that Mahoney died in Chicago after a short interval in the hospital. The reason for death was not quickly reported.

Farewell to Frasier’s Dad

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The 77-year-old star was best known for playing Martin Crane the irritable ex-cop father of Frasier Crane in the hit 1990s comedy.

His Success

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Mahoney was a part of the group cast which included star Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce who played his fuzzy specialist sons Frasier and Niles.

Beloved Person

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Mahoney was credited with giving an emotional core to the hit sitcom which grew as mind-blowing 37 Primetime Emmy Awards during its 11-year run.

Semi-retirement

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After Frasier finished in 2004, Mahoney (taken in 2010) came back to Chicago to the Steppenwolf Theater Company. After coming back to Chicago he stayed there for long.