Friends star Mike Hagerty has reportedly died from an adverse reaction to a drug that left him in a coma.
Sources close to the actor told TMZ that Hagerty’s energy was still low after a leg infection in April. The 67-year-old actor was due to start filming Season 2 of the HBO comedy Somebody Somewhere, so a doctor sent him to the hospital for a check-up.
There, Hagerty was reportedly given a new antibiotic that caused him to have a seizure and slip into a coma.
Somebody Somewhere co-star Bridget Everett announced the news of his death in an Instagram post on Friday.
“It is with great sadness that the family of Michael G. Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles,” Everett wrote.
“We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of Mike Hagerty,” HBO said in a statement. “A member of the HBO family for many years, his recent role as Bridget Everett’s father on ‘Somebody Somewhere’ demonstrated his special talent for bringing heart to a performance. Mike was a pleasure to work with and brought warmth and kindness to all who knew him. We express our deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Hagerty was best known for playing construction manager Mr. Treeger on the long-running NBC sitcom Friends.
He has appeared on a variety of television series throughout his career, including guest appearances on Boston Legal, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cheers, Community, CSI, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, “Glee”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Happy Ends”, “Shameless”, “Seinfeld” and many more.
He stayed true to the sitcom genre with regular roles on Fox’s The George Carlin Show in 1994 and HBO’s Lucky Louie, which premiered in 2006.