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Stars mourn John Mahoney: 'Great actor - lovely kind human'

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Wade Sheridan
Celebrities including Frasier star Peri Gilpin, John Cusack and Zach Braff mourned the death of John Mahoney pictured here on social media. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Celebrities including "Frasier" star Peri Gilpin, John Cusack and Zach Braff mourned the death of John Mahoney pictured here on social media. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Celebrities including Frasier star Peri Gilpin, John Cusack and Zach Braff shared their thoughts on Twitter about the death of actor John Mahoney.

Gilpin, who appeared alongside Mahoney's Martin Crane on Frasier as Roz Doyle, posted a photo of the film and television star singing at her wedding.

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"John singing at my wedding. Watch Moonstruck, Say Anything and/or Frasier or anything you can with him in it and raise a glass to John. Remember him well," Gilpin said.

Mahoney's Say Anything co-star John Cusack also shared his condolences tweeting, "Great actor - lovely kind human -any time you saw him you left feeling better - RIP John ..."

"I was so honored to work with the legendary John Mahoney on The Broken Hearts Club. I was so nervous because Say Anything is one of my favorite films ever. He could not have been a kinder man. #RIPJohnMahoney," Braff said alongside a photo taken from The Broken Hearts Club.

"He was Dad to Frasier and Niles (AND Diane Court) but also a Father figure to us all. Rest In Peace, John Mahoney!" said filmmaker Kevin Smith who referenced Mahoney's roles as a father on Frasier and Say Anything.

"Gutted. John Mahoney has left. His kindness,friendship and of course his incredible body of work will never be forgotten. We are fewer," said Bosch star Titus Welliver.

Mahoney died in Chicago at the age of 77, his publicist announced Monday. No cause of death has been specified.

Mahoney was also known for starring on TV Land's Hot in Cleveland and in films such as An American President, Tin Men, Moonstruck and Eight Men Out.

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