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'Frasier' Star John Mahoney Has Passed Away

'Frasier' Star John Mahoney Has Passed Away

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After starring in Frasier, Mahoney moved back to Chicago and acted with the Steppenwolf Theatre once again.

"It is with our deepest sorrow that we share the news that ensemble member of 39 years John Mahoney passed away due to complications from cancer while in hospice care on Sunday", Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre announced via Twitter.

His manager, Paul Martino, announced the death, but did not provide a cause.

Despite his American blue-collar values and attitude on Frasier, Mahoney was actually British, born in Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire, England in 1940.

Martin's beloved dog, Eddie, also took up residence to annoy the fussy Frasier. Mahoney won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 1986, for his role in a Broadway production of The House of Blue Leaves, and made his film debut in Tin Men the following year.

Most recently, Mahoney played Betty White's suitor Roy on Hot in Cleveland. He served the U.S. army for three years, and said it helped him get away with the accent.

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A year earlier, in 1951, he had travelled to IL to visit his sister Vera - who had married an American sailor during the war - and the United States made such an impression on him that he returned eight years later under her sponsorship.

"The lake, the skyline, the museums, the symphony, the lyric opera", he said in extolling the city in 2015.

In 1979, having studied acting at St Nicholas theatre, Chicago, Mahoney turned professional on being invited by John Malkovich and Gary Sinise to join their fledgling Steppenwolf company in Chicago, which needed actors for older roles, and he continued to perform with it for the rest of his life.

"John's impact on this institution, on Chicago theater and the world of arts and entertainment are great and will endure", the theater said.

Our thoughts are with Mahoney's friends and family.

Lynn Elber is an Associated Press writer.


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