Fred Willard Dies: Actor On ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ And ‘Fernwood 2 Night’ Was 86

Fred Willard Dies: Actor On ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ And ‘Fernwood 2 Night’ Was 86
Fred Willard, who parlayed a knack for naive characters into costarring roles on the television series Fernwood 2 Night and Everybody Loves Raymond and in several memorable films, has died. He was 86 and his death was confirmed by his agent, Michael Eisenstadt.

“Fred was one of the busiest comedic actors in a career which lasted over 50 years,” Eisenstadt said in a note. “He had recently completed his Emmy nominated recurring role on Modern Family and can be seen later this month in his recurring role as Steve Carrell’s dad in the Netflix series Space Force. Jimmy Kimmel had Fred recur on his show on an average of every two weeks doing comedic sketches until the stay-at-home order began. Fred truly enjoyed every role and gave each performance his own special spin. He was truly a comedic genius.”

Emmy-nominated for three consecutive years for his role as father-in-law Hank MacDougall
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