Edward Herrmann who was most popularly known for playing Richard Gilmore on ‘Gilmore Girls’, has sadly died this morning in a hospital in New York. He was 71. He achieved cult-like status in 1987, when he played Max, the head vampire in the horror classic ‘The Lost Boys.’
He won an Emmy in 1999 for a guest appearance on The Practice, but is perhaps best known as playing refined and rich roles, such as, Richard Gilmore, the patriarch from the long-running teen drama, Gilmore Girls.
Herrmann was a reoccurring character on ‘Gilmore Girls’ for its entire run and recently appeared in several episodes of ‘The Good Wife.’ He was also nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the ‘70’s, and famously starred alongside Macaulay Culkin in ‘Richie Rich’ and Goldie Hawn and Kirk Russell in ‘Overboard’ in the eighties.
Here’s a scene from The Lost Boys: