“Happy Days” star Gavan O’Herlihy has passed away. He was 70 years old.
O’Herlihy’s agent confirmed on Thursday that he died on September 15 in England.
“He was a wonderful actor with a long and distinguished career in film, television and the theater,” Emptage said in a statement to People.
“Gavan was admired and respected for his frankness, sincerity and honesty – he is sorely missed by all who knew him and especially by his beloved wife and family,” the statement continued.
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The cause of death has not been released. A representative for O’Herlihy did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.
The Irish actor is best known for playing Chuck Cunningham in “Happy Days”. The 70-year-old also starred in the 1983 James Bond film “Never Say Never Again” alongside Sean Connery. Other acting credits, including film and television roles in “Superman III”, “Star Trek: Voyager”, “Death Wish 3” and “Butterfly Man”, among others.
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According to the magazine, he is survived by his wife Juliette and their four children.
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“Happy Days” star Ron Howard responded to O’Herlihy’s passing on Twitter with a tribute.
“RIP Gavan. I knew him as the 1st of 2 Chucks on #HappyDays, then as Airk in #Willow where I had the pleasure of directing him. A talented actor with a great free spirit, ”Howard wrote.