Actor Edward Hermann Dies, 71

'Gimore Girls,' 'Practice' Star Succumbs to Brain Cancer

Edward Herrmann, who starred as Richard Gilmore in Gilmore Girls and won an Emmy for his guest starring role on The Practice, died Wednesday morning in New York City. He was 71.

The longtime actor died from a stage IV glioblastoma brain tumor, which he had been battling for a year, his manager Robbie Kass confirmed to B&C in an email.

Herrmann was reportedly in intensive care for nearly a month before his family decided to take him off a respirator, according to TMZ, which was first to report of the actor’s death.

The Washington, D.C. born thespian appeared throughout Gilmore Girls’ seven-season run. He also had recurring roles on St. Elsewhere, The Practice, Oz, Grey’s Anatomy, Harry’s Law, The Good Wife and most recently on ABC’s short-lived Black Box.

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