The actor died at the age of 86
Hollywood mourns actor Fred Willard. He died of natural causes at the age of 86, according to People, citing a star spokesman . Among other things, Willard participated in the series “Everyone loves Raymond” and “Everyone under one roof”. The actor and comedian was seen in smaller roles in cinema productions in “Anchorman”, “Austin Powers” or “American Pie – Now is getting married”. He was also known for his appearances as Frank Dunphy in the hit sitcom “Modern Family”. The stars of the show say goodbye to the social media with emotional words.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (44) mourned on Twitter : “Rest in peace, dear Fred Willard. You will always be a true original and I am honored that our lives have crossed. ” And Eric Stonestreet (48) wrote to a picture in which he can be seen next to Willard:” It was a privilege that the great Fred Willard knew my name. Rest in peace, Fred. ”
Sofia Vergara (47) responded with a crying emoji to the news of the death of her “Modern Family” co-star and, like her colleague Ariel Winter (22), shared a statement that can be read on the series’ account: “It was an honor that the legendary Fred Willard was part of our ‘Modern Family’. Thank you for all the laughs. We’ll miss you and we love you. ”Rico Rodriguez (21), who starred in the series that just ended in the United States as Manny, added:“ It was always a pleasure to have you on the set. Thanks for the laughs! We will miss you, Mr. Willard. ”