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07th May 2022

Tributes pour in for Friends star Mike Hagerty who died at 67

Ellen Fitzpatrick


Tributes are rolling in for Friends actor Mike Hagerty who has sadly passed away at the age of 67.

Mike was best known for his role as Mr. Treeger in the 90s sitcom and died on May 5 in Los Angeles.

His cause of death has yet to be revealed to the public.

Mike’s on screen daughter in Somebody Somewhere Bridget Everett confirmed the sad news on her Instagram account, sharing a touching tribute alongside it.

She wrote: “With great sadness, the family of Michael G. Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles. 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, her wife Kathleen O’Rourke, and their daughter Meg. He will be sorely missed.”

She continued in another post: “I loved Mike the instant i met him. He was so special. Warm, funny, never met a stranger. We are devastated he has passed.

“Mike was adored by the entire cast and crew of Somebody Somewhere. Our thoughts are with his wife and family.”

Mike also starred in films and TV shows like Wayne’s World, Cheers, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Overboard, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Dick Tracy and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

Writer and director CJ Toledano said: “An underrated exchange in Wayne’s World that always makes me laugh. RIP Mike Hagerty.”

HBO Max said: “Mike Hagerty brought so much joy, humor, and warmth to all his performances, including his most recent role as Ed Miller in Somebody Somewhere. We’re deeply saddened at the news of his passing and send our sympathies to his loved ones.”

Comedian Jim Norton said: “RIP to the hilarious Mike Hagerty. I was blessed to do 13 episodes of Lucky Louie with him. A truly great comic actor.”