Richard Herd has died.

The actor, 87, passed away on Tuesday at his Los Angeles home of complications from cancer.

His wife Patricia Crowder Herd confirmed the sad news to the The Hollywood Reporter.

Richard Herd has died

Richard first featured in American hit Seinfield in 1995 and made a number of appearances until the show finale in 1998.

He starred on the series 11 times as Mr. Wilhelm, a clumbsy New York Yankees executive who supervised George Costanza (Jason Alexander) after he landed a job as an assistant to the traveling secretary.

The actor, 87, passed away on Tuesday at his Los Angeles home of complications from cancer

The star had a long career on the screen, that started in the 70s, and a number of credits in well-known films such as The China Syndrome, Gleaming the Ice Cube and V.

Herd also starred in three Star Trek programmes: The Next Generation and Voyager - in which he portrayed L'Kor.

In Renegades he played Admiral Owen Paris.

The star also won roles on many American TV favourites including The OC, ER and Desperate Housewives.

In addition to his wife, who he was married to for 40-years, the actor is leaves behind his daughter Erica, his son Rick, and his stepdaughter Alicia

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He  was also active in the Screen Actors Guild and served as the 3rd national vice president.

In addition to his wife, who he was married to for 40-years, the actor leaves behind his daughter Erica, his son Rick, and his stepdaughter Alicia.

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