Actor Mike Hagerty’s cause of death has been revealed.
According to TMZHagerty was recovering from an infection in his leg in April, but while he was in the hospital, he did not feel 100 per cent back to health.
The outlet also reported he was getting ready to film the second season of the critically acclaimed dramedy Somebody Somewherebut his doctor had sent him to the hospital, where he received an antibiotic and had a “terrible reaction” which caused a seizure and ultimately a coma.
Hagerty’s death was not COVID-19-related, according to the report.
Hagerty died on Thursday, May 5, in Los Angeles. He began his on-screen career in the early 1980s with small roles in films such as Doctor Detroit, The Imposter, Turk 182 and Brewster’s Millions.
The veteran character actor went on to have over 100 credits in various television shows and movies. Hagerty was known for his recurring role in the hit sitcom Friends, where he played Mr. Treeger, the superintendent of the apartment complex, the majority of the main cast lived in.
He also featured in Crime Story, Angel, ER and Deadwood. In addition to his role as Mr. Treeger in Friendshe also had recurring roles in shows such as The Building, Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Home Court. In 1994, Hagerty had his first regular television role on the short-lived The George Carlin Show, which starred the legendary comedian.
Although best known for his television roles, Hagerty also had several film roles, particularly in comedies. In 1987, he played the best friend of Kurt Russell in the comedy film Overboardwhich also starred Goldie Hawn and Edward Herrmann.
In the ’90s, he had notable roles in films such as Dick Tracy, Space Truckers, Speed 2: Cruise Control and Inspector Gadget. He also appeared in three Mike Myers comedies during the decade: Wayne’s World, So I Married an Ax Murderer and Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me.
Somebody Somewhere, which premiered last January, was one of Hagerty’s last projects. He portrayed Ed Miller, a Kansas farmer and the soft-spoken father of main character Sam (portrayed by Everett).
Hagerty is survived by his wife Mary Kathryn, sister Mary Ann Hagerty, sister-in-law Kathleen O’Rourke and niece Meg.
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