One of the most loved celebrity from Modern Family and Anchorman, Fred Willard died due to cardiac arrest. He died on 15 May at the age of 86 years. He was suffering from several health issues like myelodysplastic syndrome and also a coronary artery disease as per the reports of TMZ. The were the one to obtain the death certificate.
He died in a peaceful manner at a very suitable age of 86. And the most incredible thing is that he kept working and moving and making everyone laugh until his very last breath. As per her daughter’s words. In addition, his family loved him a lot.
Fred’s wife died two years before him, at the age of 71. They tied the marital knot in the year 1968 and have a single child together, their daughter.
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I’m grateful for getting to work with such a legend. Fred and I have a few scenes in the upcoming #SpaceForce on #Netflix. So funny, sharp, kind, professional and overall class act. Thank you for making me break on camera multiple times and telling me to “Just have fun. You got it!” Thank You #FredWillard Rest In Peace Buddy 🙏🏿🖤
Moreover, he was also an incredible actor and even has an Emmy nomination to his credit for outstanding guest actor in the comedy series, 2010. The actor appeared in the show for a total of 14 episodes. In addition, he has some more credits to his list.
Several actors expressed their sadness on his death through social media. One among these was Jesse Tyler Ferguson. He took to his Twitter handle to pray for his soul to test in peace. He wrote that Fred will always be known and will be alive in the industry for his originality. And he considers himself lucky because he got a chance to interact with him. He even added that Fred was such a genius person whose place can never be replaced by anyone.
There are some other actors too who expressed their sadness for his death. For instance, Steve Carell. He was Fred’s co actor for the Anchorman series.