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‘Frasier’ star John Mahoney death of 77

John Mahoney, “Frasier” fame, reportedly died Sunday in Chicago.

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John Mahoney, “Frasier” fame, died on Sunday in Chicago.

The star’s publicist confirmed the reports of his death to Fox News. Molly’s long time manager, Paul Martino, said on Monday that Molly died after a short hospitalization. The cause of death was not immediately made known.

Mahoney, who played Martin Crane on the hit NBC sitcom for more than 10 years, reportedly died in hospice care, according to his publicist.

Born in England in June 1940, Molly most recently appeared in an episode of the British tv drama ‘Foyle’ s War” in 2015, and joined the cast of TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland” from 2011 to 2014.

For more than 30 years in the entertainment industry, the two-time Golden Globe nominee moved to the U.S. after the second world War. He told the Chicago Tribune: “It was so gloomy and dark in England” and “sunny” in America.

He served in the Army of the V. S. for three years before he became a citizen of the u.s. and receive a bachelor’s degree from Quincy College in Illinois.

Mahoney, photo, second from left, poses next to the “Frasier” cast at the 50th Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 13, 1998. The series broke an Emmy record by winning for the fifth time.

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In 1986, Mahoney won a Tony Award for best featured actor in a play for his work in “The House of Blue Leaves” and in 2000 won a Screen Actors Guild award for performance by an ensemble in a comedy series for his work on “Frasier.”

Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.

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