Fans around the world were saddened to learn of the recent death of Gilmore Girls star Edward Herrmann
. The actor passed away on December 31 following a battle with brain cancer. He was 71.
Herrmann's more recent work included stints on The Good Wife
and Grey's Anatomy
. However, he's best remembered for his role as beloved Gilmore patriarch Richard, a part that cemented his legacy in television history.
Herrmann starred alongside actresses Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel on the quick-witted show for seven years from 2000-2007. It's a series that's often credited with launching the actresses' careers.
Graham currently stars on the NBC series Parenthood
, while Bledel is set to hit theaters this year in the upcoming film Jenny's Wedding
. The 33-year-old, who played Herrmann's granddaughter on Gilmore Girls
, recently wed Mad Men
star Vincent Kartheiser.
In the days following his death, the cast of Gilmore Girls
fondly remembers the late actor. Click ahead to read their statements.