Popular Seinfield And Get Out Actor Richard Herd Dies At 87
Seinfeld and Get Out actor, Richard Herd, has died at the age of 87 on Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He died of complications from cancer.
His death was confirmed by his wife, Patricia Herd according to a report by Huffington Post.
Richard had a successful T.V career before his death and he starred in many films, including The China Syndrome with Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas, and All The President’s Men alongside Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.
In 2017, he played Roman Armitage in Jordan Peele’s award-winning horror, Get Out.
Also, as a star in Seinfeld, he played the role of George Costanza’s (George Alexander) supervisor during Costanza’s time as an assistant to the travelling secretary of the New York Yankees.
He made his first appearance in the show in 1995 and reprised the role a total of 11 times until the series finale in 1998.
Other TV credits included Star Trek, V, M*A*S*H, Dallas, ER, The OC, and Desperate Housewives.
Most of his colleagues and celebrities such as Jordan Peele, Jane Badler, have also taken to their social media account to mourn his loss.
According to Jordan Peele’s tweet:
RIP Richard Herd. A wonderful man and a true professional. We hadn’t talked much before he arrived on set for Get Out. I asked him to think of the scene as a viagra ad trying to hide deep rage. He responded “That sounds like all Viagra ads to me!” Then he absolutely nailed it.
Jane Badler also tweeted:
It was a great honor to work with the wonderful actor and beautiful man Richard Herd .. I was so blessed to have had him on the set of my first big mini Series V .. RIP Richard …
He is survived by his wife, daughter Erica, son Rick, and stepdaughter Alicia.