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Actor George Gerdes, who appeared within the 2011 movie The Woman With the Dragon Tattoo and TV collection together with Bosch and Gray’s Anatomy, died New Yr’s Day, in accordance with The Hollywood Reporter. He was 72.
THR stories that Gerdes died at a hospital in Glendale, Calif., after struggling a mind aneurysm Dec. 31. (EW has reached out to representatives for Gerdes.)
Gerdes performed a detective in Woman With the Dragon Tattoo, reverse Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, and he additionally labored with stars like Michael Keaton in 1987’s The Squeeze, Viggo Mortensen in 2004’s Hidalgo, and Jennifer Aniston within the 2005 movie Rumor Has It.
The actor and musician was an everyday presence on tv, with small roles in collection akin to L.A. Regulation, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue, The X-Information, Chicago Hope, Chilly Case, ER, Misplaced, True Blood, and Dexter. Most lately, he appeared in Perry Mason and Gray’s Anatomy, and portrayed Ray Scales in three episodes of Bosch.
Titus Welliver, who performs the title character within the Amazon crime drama, paid tribute to his late costar on Twitter. “An actors actor and deeply sort man,” he wrote. “Relaxation straightforward brother, we’re fewer…”
Fellow actor Michael McKean tweeted, “My pricey previous pal George Gerdes handed away final evening. He was an exquisite songwriter, poet, and actor, a lot beloved by everybody who knew him. You’d have appreciated him, too. RIP, GG, from the previous purple lobster.”
My pricey previous pal George Gerdes handed away final evening. He was an exquisite songwriter, poet, and actor, a lot beloved by everybody who knew him. You’d have appreciated him, too. RIP, GG, from the previous purple lobster.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) January 1, 2021
Born Feb. 23, 1948, in Queens, New York, Gerdes graduated from Carnie Mellon College in 1969. Just a few years later, he recorded two people/pop albums for United Artists Information. On stage, he appeared in Sam Shepard’s Off Broadway play Idiot for Love and Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Males on Broadway.
Terre Roche, the founding member of the vocal group the Roches who launched Gerdes to his life accomplice, Judy Johns, mentioned in a press release to THR that Gerdes was a “triple risk.”
“An awesome singer-songwriter and an actor as properly,” Roche mentioned. “To not disparage the value of huge stars, however in some ways George was too deep and profound to turn out to be a giant pop sensation. Many people New York Metropolis singer-songwriters of that period owe an excellent debt to George’s affect.” He added, “He as soon as advised me that as a toddler he needed to go inside the tv with all of the folks he encountered there. Together with his performing profession, he went on to meet that dream for himself.”
Gerdes is survived by his sister, Julia Dubnoff, and nephews Zachary, Michael, and Will.
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