Actor Peter Scolari, best known for playing Lena Dunham’s character father in Girls, has died aged 66 from cancer battle
The Girls star, who played the father of Lena Dunham’s character, was 66.
He appeared on the series alongside Lena’s character, Hannah Horvath, from 2012 to 2017.
His sad passing was confirmed today in a statement from his manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky.
Peter had been diagnosed with the disease two years ago.
He will also be remembered for his roles in Bosom Buddies, a 1980s sitcom in which he starred alongside his lifelong friend Tom Hanks.
The Emmy-winning actor also appeared in Newhart, That Thing You Do! and the Polar Express.
He won his first Emmy in 2016 for his role in Girls, created by Dunham.
His impressive career spanned 43 years and also saw him star in the CBS drama Evil, ER and The West Wing.
He also had a love for the theater and appeared in six Broadway productions, starring in Hairspray and Wicked.
He also shared the stage with his mate Hanks, with them in Lucky Guy, a biographical drama about press reporter Mike McAlary.
Peter was last on the Broadway stage in 2018 when he starred in the political drama The True.
While he had played a bit on television before Bosom Buddies, it was his role alongside Hanks that saw his career take off.
Peter is survived by his wife Tracy Shayne and his children, Nicholas, Joseph, Keaton and Cali.