John Mahoney, one of TV’s favorite dads, died Sunday at the of 77 after a brief illness, his publicist told the Daily News.

The British-born actor starred in “Frasier” for 11 seasons as Martin Crane, father of Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and Niles (David Hyde Pierce).

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He earned two Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nominations.

Mahoney moved to Illinois and attended college before joining the Army, When he returned, he taught English at Western Illinois University before serving as the editor of a medical journal for most of the 1970s.

John Mahoney reportedly died Sunday.

Eventually, the Englishman took to the stage, and joined Steppenwolf Theatre in 1977 at the suggestion of John Malkovich.

“It is with our deepest sorrow that we share the news that ensemble member of 39 years John Mahoney passed away,” the theater tweeted.


The company canceled Monday’s performance of “You Got Older” and instead invited fans to join them to honor Mahoney.

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