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Seinfeld actor Richard Herd, who played Mr. Wilhelm, dead at 87 following complications with cancer

The Sun

SAD GOODBYE

RICHARD Herd, who starred as Mr. Wilhelm on NBC’s Seinfeld, died at his Los Angeles home on Tuesday at the age of 87.

The actor passed away from complications caused by his cancer battle, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Richard’s wife of 40 years, actress Patricia Crowder Herd, revealed the news of her husband’s death to the outlet.

In the latter half of his 50-year career in film and TV, the character actor worked on Seinfeld as George Costanza’s (Jason Alexander) iconic supervisor, Mr. Wilhelm, during his time working as assistant to the traveling secretary at Yankee Stadium.

He portrayed the character for 11 episodes, including the sitcom’s 1998 finale.

Richard’s most recent TV credit was a 2018 season 9 episode CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 reboot, titled “Pua a'e la ka uwahi o ka moe,” in which he played a retired Honolulu P.D. detective named Milton Cooper.

Along with wife Patricia, the Seinfeld star’s survived by his daughter Erica, son Rick and stepdaughter Alicia.

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