Actor John Mahoney dies at 77

John Mahoney, best known as Kelsey Grammer‘s dad on Frasier, has died in Chicago. He was 77. Mahoney won a SAG Award and received two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for his portrayal of Martin Crane on the hit NBC sitcom.

The Tony-winning actor, born in Blackpool, England, also appeared in such films as Tin MenMoonstruck and Eight Men Out and In the Line of Fire along side Clint Eastwood. He recently played Betty White’s love interest on Hot in Cleveland.

Mahoney has ties to the Galesburg area, teaching English at Western Illinois University in Macomb before returning to theatre in the mid 70’s.  (Hollywood Reporter)