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Tue Apr 2, 2024, 01:32 PM Apr 2

Joe Flaherty, Freaks and Geeks actor, dies aged 82 [View all]

Source: The Independent via Yahoo

Joe Flaherty, the comedian and actor who played sitcom dad Harold Weir in Freaks and Geeks, has died. He was 82.

In a statement, Flaherty’s daughter Gudrun said of her father: “After a brief illness, he left us yesterday, and since then, I’ve been struggling to come to terms with this immense loss.

“Dad was an extraordinary man, known for his boundless heart and an unwavering passion for movies from the ’40s and ’50s. His insights into the golden age of cinema didn’t just shape his professional life; they were also a source of endless fascination for me.

“In these last few months, as he faced his health challenges, we had the precious opportunity to watch many of those classic movies together – moments I will forever hold dear.”

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/joe-flaherty-freaks-geeks-actor-170418410.html

R.I.P. sir. You were hilarious.

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God how I loved SCTV. maxsolomon Apr 2 #1
He was a great comic actor! nuxvomica Apr 2 #2
It's as if Joe Dyedinthewoolliberal Apr 2 #11
:( 50 Shades Of Blue Apr 2 #3
Count Floyd my favorite. Sneederbunk Apr 2 #4
Sad news Tom Kitten Apr 2 #5
He also played Big Jim McBob Beausoleil Apr 2 #6
Here's an episode of "Farm Film Review" LastDemocratInSC Apr 2 #7
All these people were so great. I miss Billy Sol Hurok (John Candy) too. PSPS Apr 2 #10
He always had my RESPECT JoseBalow Apr 2 #8
RIP The Grand Illuminist Apr 2 #9
RIP... IrishAfricanAmerican Apr 2 #12
Seems odd to put his work in Freaks and Geeks in the headline progressoid Apr 3 #13
RIP area51 Apr 3 #14
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