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Mike Hagerty, ‘Friends’ and ‘Somebody, Somewhere’ actor, dead at 67

Character actor Mike Hagerty — who memorably played roles on “Friends” and the series “Somebody, Somewhere” — has died. He was 67.

His cause of death has not been revealed, however, a statement from his “Somebody, Somewhere” costar Bridget Everett was shared on social media.

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

She continued, “A beloved character actor, his love of his hometown of Chicago and his family were the cornerstones of his life.”

“Mike, a devoted husband, is survived by his wife Mary Kathryn, his sister Mary Ann Hagerty [and] her wife Kathleen O’Rourke, and their daughter Meg. He will be sorely missed,” she wrote.

David Steinberg and Mike Hagerty perform onstage during the Second City 25th Anniversary performance at the Vic Theater, Chicago, Illinois, December 16, 1984.
David Steinberg and Mike Hagerty perform onstage during the Second City 25th Anniversary performance at the Vic Theater, Chicago, Illinois, December 16, 1984.
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Hagerty was best known for playing building superintendent Mr. Treeger on ’90s NBC sitcom, “Friends.”

In the HBO comedy “Somebody, Somewhere,” Hagerty portrayed farmer Ed Miller, the father of Everett’s character.

He has appeared on a plethora of TV series over the course of his career, including guest spots on “Boston Legal,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Cheers,” “Community,” “CSI,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Entourage,” “Glee,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Happy Endings,” “Shameless,” “Seinfeld” and many more.

He stayed true to the sitcom genre with regular roles on Fox’s “The George Carlin Show,” in 1994 and HBO’s “Lucky Louie,” which premiered in 2006.

Mike Hagerty (L) and Mark Duplass at the "Somebody, Somewhere" finale episode screening in 2022.
Mike Hagerty (L) and Mark Duplass at the “Somebody, Somewhere” finale episode screening in 2022.
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Mike Hagerty, who has hundreds of acting credits, seen here in 2006.
Mike Hagerty, who had hundreds of acting credits, seen here in 2006.
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Many fans took to social media to express their sorrow for Hagerty’s passing. ABC-7 reporter Richard Roeper wrote, “Sad to hear of the passing of Second City stalwart and character actor Mike Hagerty, recently seen as the dad on ‘Somebody Somewhere’ on @HBO. Mike had the classic Chicago mustache and accent, and a natural onscreen presence. He always came to play.”

“No. No. No. no. Oh terrible loss and k will miss him on your show. Heartbreaking. Admired him for years. X,” Sarah Jessica Parker wrote on Instagram.

Second City Chicago comedian Sean Masterson added, “RIP Mike Hagerty. Funny, sweet and a total pro. Thanks for the decades of laughs.”

“You may not have known his name, but there’s a very, very good chance he was in one of your favorite things, cause he was in just about everything, and never once hit a wrong note. RIP. #mikehagerty,” one user said.

“Mike Hagerty owned any scene he was in but did so with a generous, Midwestern humility. What a loss. RIP,” another user tweeted.

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