Sad news in the world of actors and in the universe of the Friends series. Actor Mike Hagerty, best known as Mr. Treeger in the legendary series.
It is with great sadness that Michael G. Hagerty’s family announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles. As a revered character actor, his love for his hometown of Chicago and his family were the pillars of his life. A devoted husband, Mike is survived by his wife Mary Kathryn, sister Mary Ann Hagerty, wife Kathleen O’Rourke and daughter Meg. Everett announced on Instagram that he was missing from Friends.
I loved Mike from the moment I met him, he was so special. Warm, funny. We are shocked by his death. Mike was adored by the cast and crew of Somebody Somewhere (Friends). Our thoughts are with his wife and family, he wrote alongside other pictures of the actor.
Mike Hagerty played the bouncer of the building where Joey, Chandler, Monica and Rachel lived. One of his most famous episodes is the fourth episode of the fourth season entitled The Ballroom Dancing Guy where Joey teaches him how to dance everything to help Monica and Rachel since he threatened to kick her out.
Friends caretaker dead at 67https://t.co/UrrwuIGbni
— TeleStar (@Telestarmag) May 6, 2022
Last October we had to say goodbye to another great Friends supporting character: James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther.
James was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2018 that had spread to his bones and although he was initially on hormone therapy, which worked very well and allowed him to lead a normal life, the disease worsened during the pandemic, resulting in a paralysis of the lower body.
Following the Friends reunion in early 2021, which he attended via video call, he revealed his prognosis was not favorable, adding that he had not previously made this information public because of the general good vibes that brought the two together had, did not want to tarnish the six main characters of the series.
I wanted to be there, and at first I wanted to be on the stage and take part in all the events. It was bittersweet, honestly. I was very happy to be part of it. I chose not to attend in person and perform for Zoom, he said at the time.
Michael Gerard Hagerty (May 10, 1954 – May 6, 2022) was an American film and television actor. He was best known for his role as Mr. Treeger, the superintendent of the building, on the hit comedy sitcom Friends. He will be greatly missed by the Friends community. He was born on May 10, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois and sadly passed away on May 6, 2022 at the age of 67.