Mike Hagerty, a character actor who appeared as “Mr. Treeger” on the hit sitcom “Friends” and several HBO comedies, died on May 5 at the age of 67, his family confirmed.
“With great sadness, the family of Michael G. Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles,” actress Bridget Everett, who co-starred alongside Hagerty on “Somebody Somewhere,” announced in a May 6 statement on Instagram.
“A beloved character actor, his love of his hometown of Chicago and his family were the cornerstones of his life,” she added. “He will be sorely missed.”
A cause of death has not been disclosed.
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In a statement, HBO described Hagerty as a warm, kind person, and “a joy to work with,” adding that everyone at the U.S. cable network is saddened to hear about his “sudden passing.”
“A member of the HBO family for many years, his most recent role as Bridget Everett’s father in “Somebody Somewhere” showed his special talent for bringing heart to a performance,” HBO said on Twitter.
Everett said in a separate statement she loved Hagerty the instant she met him. He played Everett’s father on the HBO series.
“Mike was adored by the entire cast and crew of ‘Somebody Somewhere,'” Everett said. “He was so special. Warm, funny, never met a stranger.”
Born in Chicago, Hagerty amassed a long list of TV roles, mainly in comedies, but also in dramas like “ER” and “Deadwood.” He also appeared in a number of movies, including “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” and “Inspector Gadget.”
The star, who is known for his mustache and thick Chicago accent, also appeared in a Season 2 episode of “Married … with Children,” one of the longest-lasting live-action sitcoms in television history that is focused on “the Bundys,” a suburban Chicago family.
Hagerty is survived by his wife Mary Kathryn and sister Mary Ann Hagerty.