Kelsey Grammer Speaks Out on the Loss of FRASIER Co-Star John Mahoney
As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, February 5th, Tony-winner and screen actor John Mahoney passed away at the age of 77. Today, stage and screen actor Kelsey Grammer has spoken out in remembrance of his late friend and Frasier castmate.
Following a flood of heartfelt reactions and condolences from Mahoney's friends and fans on Twitter, Frasier co-star Kelsey Grammer responded to the loss. Deadline reported this morning that he made a brief, heartfelt statement. "He was my father," Grammer said. "I loved him." The two actors shared the screen for ten years playing father and son in NBC's Frasier.
Read the full report from Deadline here.
A distinguished stage actor, Mahoney won a 1986 Tony Award for his performance in The House of Blue Leaves. He was also seen on Broadway in the 2007 Roundabout revival of Prelude to a Kiss.
Mahoney was a member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and appeared in over 30 its productions. His most recent appearances with the company include their productions of The Rembrandt, The Herd, The Birthday Party and The Seafarer.
Mahoney can be seen in films such as Eight Men Out, Say Anything..., In the Line of Fire, Reality Bites, Moonstruck, and The American President. His television credits include The Simpsons, Burn Notice, and Hot in Cleveland. He is best-known for his nine-year stint in the role of Martin Crane. on the hit TV series, Frasier.