Who was Mike Hagerty?

ACTOR and comedian Mike Hagerty, known for his role on Friends, passed away on May 5, 2022.

Hagerty had most recently starred on HBO's Somebody, Somewhere which had just been renewed for its second season.

Who was Mike Hagerty?

Mike Hagerty started acting in Chicago, Illinois with a local improv troupe and comedy launchpad Second City in the 1980s.

He earned one of his first roles on the sitcom Cheers in 1986 and built up his career over nearly four decades, appearing in more than 70 TV shows.

His first appearance on the renowned 1990s TV series Friends came in 1995 when he took on the persona of superintendent Mr Treeger.

He brought the character to life in The One With The Ballroom Dancing in the fourth season when Joey teaches him how to dance.

Hagerty appeared in five episodes of the sitcom from 1995 to 2001.

Other television appearances included Boston Legal, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cheers, CSI, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, ER, Glee, Seinfeld, and the original Wonder Years.

When did Mike Hagerty die?

Hagerty's co-star on Somebody, Somewhere, Bridget Everett, confirmed in a post on Instagram that Hagerty has died.

“With great sadness, the family of Michael G. Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles,” Everett wrote.

“A beloved character actor, his love of his hometown of Chicago and his family were the cornerstones of his life. … He will be sorely missed.”

Everett added in a second post, “I loved Mike the instant I met him. He was so special. Warm, funny, never met a stranger. We are devastated he has passed.”

Hagerty's cause of death has not yet been revealed.

He is survived by his wife Mary Kathryn, his daughter Meg, and his sister Mary Ann Hagerty.

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