Beloved 'Gilmore Girls' Actor Edward Herrmann Has Died

RIP, Richard Gilmore.

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Stars Hollow will never be the same. The beloved patriarch of our beloved Gilmore Girls, which you either watched and adored when it was first on TV or watched and adored when it hit Netflix earlier this year (I refuse to believe there is any other alternative), has passed away.

Actor Edward Herrmann, 71, had been battling brain cancer, and died today in a New York hospital, surrounded by family.

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If you're as misty-eyed as I am about the loss of one of the best TV dads ever, prepare yourselves: Apparently he was the same person in real life as he was on the show.

"Edward Herrmann, besides being an accomplished actor, was a true gentleman and a scholar, as well as being an incredibly kind and decent man," his manager, Robbie Kass, told TheWrap. "He will be sorely missed."

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Cue up the Netflix reruns...

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