Fred Willard, the Emmy Award-nominated comic actor best known for his roles in comedies like “Best in Show” and “Waiting for Guffman” and on sitcoms like “Modern Family” and “Everybody Loves Raymond,” died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86.
Fred Willard died Friday night in Los Angeles of natural causes according to his agent Michael Eisenstadt, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
Willard’s daughter Hope Mulbarger said in a statement:
“It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my father passed away very peacefully last night at the fantastic age of 86 years old. He kept moving, working and making us happy until the very end. We loved him so very much! We will miss him forever.”