Raise your coffee in salute, Gilmore Girls
fans, as in sad news, we learned that the phenomenal Edward Herrmann passed away
last Wednesday (Dec. 31) at the age of 71.
Known to many of us as the Gilmore patriarch on the much-streamed, often-binged, much-lovedGilmore Girls,
Edward Hermann fast became a fan favorite on the show. In fact, on discovering the news, this writer had been watching an episode herself, in which he was in particularly stellar form.
Hermann was an excellent actor, making multiple guest stints in other TV show favorites like The Good Wife
and How I Met Your Mother
, and he is also known for his memorable role in as the Head Vampire in The Lost Boys
and (a childhood favorite) Macaulay Culkin’s dad in Richie Rich.
He was also nominated for an emmy for his role as Franklin D. Roosevelt; a truly terrific actor on all counts.
However, for many of us, he was—and will remain always, in our hearts—Richard Gilmore, wonderfully dry, caring, and often-sarcastic father of the incomparable Lorelai, husband of the wonderful Emily and grandfather of the delightful Rory. He will forever be known as the Gilmore Guy.
Co-star Lauren Graham, who played his daughter Lorelei, tweeted last week:
For fans, this is a loss; for family, infinitely more so.
Popwrappers and Gilmore
fans alike, tell us about your favorite Richard Gilmore moments in the comments below.
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