News - February 6, 2018

Frasier star John Mahoney dies aged 77
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Frasier star John Mahoney dies aged 77

John Mahoney, best known for his role as Martin Crane in hugely successful sitcom Frasier, has died at the age of 77. 

Mahoney died on Sunday (February 4th) in Chicago where he had been in hospice care. 

Born in Blackpool in 1940, Mahoney moved to the US as a young man, serving in the US army for three years, before pursuing a career in publishing. It wasn't until age 37 that he began to pursue acting after actors John Malkovich and Gary Sinise invited him to join the new Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. 

Mahoney was best known for his role in Frasier as Martin Crane, the no-nonsense father to narcissistic psychiatrist brothers Kelsey Grammar's Frasier and David Hyde Pierce's Niles. The show ran for 11 seasons from 1993 to 2004 and is widely regarded as one of the best in sitcom history. 

As well as this, Mahoney also had key roles in Primal Fear, Antz and The Iron Giant. 

Tributes have been paid to Mahoney, including Ben Stiller, Gary Sinise and Cameron Crowe, you can read a selection of the tributes below:


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