Actor Mike Hagerty, who played the role of Mr Treeger, the building superintendent, in the sitcom Friends, died on April 29. He was 67.
Hagerty’s death was only announced on Thursday by actor Bridget Everett, who played the role of his daughter in the sitcom Senfield. The reason behind his death is undisclosed.
Everett wrote on social media, “With great sadness, the family of Michael G Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles. A beloved character actor, his love of his hometown of Chicago and his family were the cornerstones of his life. Mike, a devoted husband, is survived by his wife Mary Kathryn, his sister Mary Ann Hagerty, her wife Kathleen O’Rourke, and their daughter Meg. He will be sorely missed.”
Hagerty was born on May 10, 1954, in Chicago, and began his acting career in the 1980s with films like Doctor Detroit, Brewster’s Millions, Nothing in Common, One More Saturday Night, Overboard, and Red Heat.
His television debut came in 1986 with the show Cheers.
Hagerty’s small yet significant performances in the 80s propelled his career in the mid-90s, when he featured in popular shows like Senfield, Friends, The Wayans Bros, and The Drew Carey Show.
He landed his first series-regular role with the CBS sitcom The Building. The show, however, only ran for a few episodes.
In Friends, Hagerty was introduced in the 1995 episode The One Where Heckles Dies.
More recently, the actor joined the cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Captain McGinley in 2013. He was last seen in the 2022 show Somebody Somewhere.
Hagerty’s co-stars and fans paid tribute to him on social media.
“Mike Hagerty brought so much joy, humour, and warmth to all his performances, including his most recent role as Ed Miller in Somebody Somewhere. We’re deeply saddened at the news of his passing and send our sympathies to his loved ones,” wrote HBO Max on Twitter.
“RIP to the hilarious Mike Hagerty. I was blessed to do 13 episodes of Lucky Louie with him. A truly great comic actor,” wrote Jim Norton, Hagerty’s co-star on the show.