John Mahoney dies, aged 77

Tony Sokol Feb 6, 2018

Best known as Martin Crane on Frasier, John Mahoney was part of the Steppenwolf theatre troupe for 39 years.

Veteran actor John Mahoney, who played Martin Crane on Frasier for 11 seasons and was a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble for 39 years, died Sunday, February 4th at age 77, it was reported by Variety.

“It is with our deepest sorrow that we share the news that ensemble member of 39 years John Mahoney passed away due to complications from cancer while in hospice care on Sunday,” Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre announced via Twitter.

Steppenwolf cancelled its opening night Monday for the play You Got Older to honour Mahoney, who most recently starred in their production of The Rembrandt. The theatre invited ticketholders to gather at the venue for a moment of silence.

Mahoney was born in Manchester in 1940. He was a World War II evacuee to Blackpool, where he also attended St.
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