Veteran US actor John Mahoney, best known for Frasier, has died aged 77.
He died in Chicago on Sunday while in hospice care.
Mahoney (pictured right) played Martin Crane, the father of Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce’s characters, on 11 seasons of Frasier from 1993 to 2004. He won a SAG Award and received two Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nods for his portrayal.
In more recent years, he had a recurring role on Hot in Cleveland, which he appeared on from 2011 to 2014 as Roy, the love interest of Betty White’s character, Elka.
UK born Mahoney worked in film for more than 35 years, including in The American President, Say Anything, Tin Men, Moonstruck, The Hudsucker Proxy and Eight Men Out and voicing animated characters in Antz and Atlantis. There were also stage roles, winning won a Tony Award in 1986.
TV credits included Cheers, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Chicago Story, In Treatment, Tracey Takes On, Becker and ER.
No doubt pooch Eddie will miss his master…. goodnight Seattle.