You may know him from his most recent role as farmer Ed Miller from the HBO comedy series Somebody, Somewhere, or as Mr. Treeger from the hit comedy sitcom Friends. But either way, we will always remember Mike Hagerty as the man with the mustache and thick Chicago accent who always managed to put smiles on our faces!
Mike Hagerty passed away on May 5, 2022, at 67 years old. His death has brought sadness not only to fans who have adored his characters on television, but to those who've worked with the actor in real life. Comedian Bridget Everett, who starred opposite Hagerty in Somebody, Somewhere, shared the news of his passing on behalf of his family. "A beloved character actor, his love of his hometown of Chicago and his family were the cornerstones of his life," she wrote. "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."
The 50-year-old actress also wrote a personal tribute to Hagerty in a separate post. "I loved Mike the instant I met him," she captioned an Instagram photo of the two of them together. "He was so special. Warm, funny, never met a stranger. We are devastated he has passed. Mike was adored by the entire cast and crew of Somebody Somewhere. Our thoughts are with his wife and family." Celebrities flooded Hiller's post with comments expressing their sorrow over the news. "No. No. No. no. Oh terrible loss and k will miss him on your show. Heartbreaking. Admired him for years," wrote Sarah Jessica Parker, while Kathy Najimy commented, "Brilliant actor, and we know from you, a brilliant human. So sorry B."
Another co-star from the HBO series to post about Hagerty after learning the news of his death was Jeff Hiller, who called the actor "a wonderful, kind, sensitive, hilarious, gentle, beautiful actor and human." Hiller also pointed out that fans were always excited to see Hagerty and share which of his TV roles introduced them to the actor. "He was truly the best. He will be missed." Agreed.