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R.I.P. John Mahoney, Frasier actor has died at the age of 77

Mahoney played played Martin Crane, the father to Frasier and Niles Crane

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    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.

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    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.

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