Friends actor Mike Hagerty fell into a coma and died after having an adverse reaction to an antibiotic, TMZ reported on Sunday.
Sources told the outlet that the 67-year-old was recovering from an infection in one of his legs but sill didn’t feel great
With filming on season two of his show Somebody Somewhere set to begin soon, his doctor sent him to the hospital for treatment.
Cause of death: Friends actor Mike Hagerty fell into a coma and died after having an adverse reaction to an antibiotic, TMZ reported on Sunday
The Seinfeld actor took an antibiotic there that reportedly caused him to suffer a seizure and left him in the coma that he never recovered from.
Bridget Everett of the HBO show Somebody Somewhere announced his death on Friday, May 6 on social media, but she did not disclose the cause of death at the time.
The character actor was best known for his recurring role as Mr Treeger on Friends, which aired from 1994 until 2004. He was on five episodes of the show.
Sad loss: Friends guest star Mike Hagerty has died at the age of 67, a former co-star shared earlier in May on social media, but she did not disclose the cause of death; seen with Jennifer Aniston on the series
The Illinois native played the superintendent at Monica Gellar and Rachel Green’s New York City apartment building. In one episode, he wanted to kick the roommates out.
He first showed up on the sitcom’s second season and last appeared on the eighth season.
He was seen in scenes with Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry.
The comedian had a very full career working as a character actor on TV shows.
His time on the show: The Illinois native played the superintendent at Monica Gellar’s New York City apartment building
The Friends folks: He was seen in scenes with Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry
The star also had a part as the manager of a muffler shop on HBO’s Lucky Louie and was on HBO’s Somebody Somewhere this year.
His Somebody Somewhere co-star Bridget Everett was the person who shared the sad news on social media.
‘With great sadness, the family of Michael G. Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles,’ she wrote on Instagram.
‘A beloved character actor, his love of his hometown of Chicago and his family were the cornerstones of his life.
One of his last photos: Hagerty (L) and Mark Duplass of The Morning Show fame attend HBO MAX Somebody Somewhere finale in February 2022 in Hollywood
‘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,’ she then noted.
‘He will be sorely missed.’
She added, ‘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.’
A big outdoor dinner: ‘A beloved character actor, his love of his hometown of Chicago and his family were the cornerstones of his life,’ added Everett
Sarah Jessica Parker – who is best known for playing Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City – took to social media to pay tribute to Hagerty.
The 57-year-old actress admitted she was a fan of his work. She wrote on Instagram: ‘Heartbreaking. Admired him for years. X.’
Mike got his start in Hollywood with the 1973 show The Timber Tramps which led to guest starring roles on Cheers and Crime Story (both in 1986).
He had a memorable part as Kurt Russell’s loveable blue collar best friend in the Goldie Hawn comedy Overboard in 1987.
But he went back to TV to pop up in Married… With Children in 1987, Family Ties in 1988 and Murphy Brown in 1989.
Cheered on: Mike got his start in Hollywood with the 1973 show The Timber Tramps which led to guest starring role on Cheers in 1986. From left, Rhea Perlman, Woody Harrelson and Hagerty
He stood out: He had a memorable part as Kurt Russell’s loveable blue collar best friend in the Goldie Hawn comedy Overboard in 1987
He was on all top shows! In 1994 he starred as Rudy on Seinfeld; seen with Jason Alexander
In 1992 he played Davy in Wayne’s World then he worked again with pal Mike Myers in the movie So I Married An Axe Murderer in 1993.
In 1994 he starred as Rudy on Seinfeld then had several appearances on The George Carlin show in 1994 and 1995 as Frank MacNamara.
Next came a part as Leo Blount on Home Court in the mid 90s and then he landed Friends in 1995. He would be see on at least five episodes of the blockbuster series.
In 2006 he worked on Lucky Louie as Mike then he showed up as Fat Jack Bray on Mob City in 2013.
He appeared in three episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and was last seen in Somebody Somewhere this year, playing Ed Miller.
He worked on stage too: Seen right with David Steinberg (left) during the Second City 25th Anniversary performance at the Vic Theater, Chicago in 1984