Fred Willard, Star of ‘Modern Family’, Has Passed Away
We’ll miss you Hank…
Another beloved celebrity has sadly passed away today in 2020. Fred Willard, who starred in productions like; Modern Family, Best in Show, WALL-E and The Mighty Wind. Willard was a master of the subtle and dry humor that his roles demanded.
His daughter shared the heartbreaking news with fans earlier today that her father had passed away. Hope Willard stated that he would be sorely missed, a sentiment that his fans surely share with her.
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.
Michael McKean, who co-starred/wrote with Willard on several occasions also voiced his heartbreak on Twitter.
I’m at a loss for words, a state Fred Willard never found himself in. My friend for 40+ years, a great comic actor who had no competition because there was only one of him. We were all so lucky. Goodbye, Fred.
Surely, comedy has lost one of it’s best masters of dry humor and subtle wit. Fred Willard was a masterclass in timing, writing and sentimentality. His presence both on and off screen will be sorely missed forever.
He is survived and remembered by his two children, Hope and Mitch. As well as his grandson, Freddie. Sadly, Mary Willard, his wife, passed away in 2018.