Obituaries

James Michael Tyler, Actor Who Played Gunther on ‘Friends,’ Dies at 59

James Michael Tyler, an actor beloved for his portrayal of Gunther on “Friends,” died of prostate cancer on Sunday morning, his manager confirmed to Variety. He was 59.…

Val Bisoglio, Actor in ‘Saturday Night Fever’ and ‘M*A*S*H’, Dies at 95

Val Bisoglio, a character actor whose credits across film, television and theater date back more than 50 years, died on Oct. 18. He was 95. Bisoglio died in…

Henry Winkler on peculiar world of ‘French Dispatch’ director Wes Anderson

“There are no stand-ins, so you stand for two hours while the maestro composes the shot,” Winkler told The Post of working with director Wes Anderson, who also required silence on set.

Leslie Bricusse, ‘Willy Wonka,’ ‘Goldfinger’ Songwriter, Dies at 90

Leslie Bricusse, Oscar- and Grammy-winning songwriter whose songs for Broadway and Hollywood include “What Kind of Fool Am I?” and “Pure Imagination,” died Tuesday in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. He…

Diane Weyermann, Participant Executive and ‘Inconvenient Truth’ Producer, Dies at 66

Diane Weyermann, chief content officer at Participant and former director of the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program died Thursday of cancer in New York. She was 66. For…

Ravil Isyanov, Actor in ‘The Americans’ and ‘NCIS: Los Angeles,’ Dies at 59

Ravil Isyanov, a film, television and voice actor who had worked in the entertainment industry for more than 30 years, died on Sept. 29 after a long illness.…

David DePatie, ‘Pink Panther’ Cartoon Producer, Dies at Age 91

Animation producer David H. DePatie died on Sept. 23 of natural causes at the age of 91. DePatie is known for founding DePatie Freleng Enterprises with partner Friz…

Ricarlo Flanagan, ‘Last Comic Standing’ Semifinalist and ‘Shameless’ Star, Dies at 40

Ricarlo Flanagan, an actor, rapper and stand-up comedian who was a semifinalist on “Last Comic Standing,” died over the weekend of COVID complications, his talent representative confirmed to Variety.…

Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, Producer on ‘Transformers’ Movies, Dies at 58

Hasbro chairman and CEO Brian Goldner, who served as executive producer or producer on toy-related films such as the “Transformers” movies, “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and…

‘Diamonds Are Forever’ Stuntman Bob Herron Dies at 97

Stuntman Bob Herron, who worked as a stuntman on films such as “Diamonds Are Forever,” “L.A. Confidential” and “Batman Forever” has died on Sunday after suffering for complications…

Ava Ostern Fries, Producer and Inspiration Behind ‘Troop Beverly Hills,’ Dies at 87

Ava Ostern Fries, the wife of producer Chuck Fries whose experiences as a Beverly Hills Girl Scout leader  inspired the film “Troop Beverly Hills,” died Oct. 2. She…

Fuller Goldsmith, Former ‘Chopped Junior’ Winner, Dies at 17

Fuller Goldsmith, a young chef who competed on Bravo’s “Top Chef Junior” and Food Network’s “Chopped Junior,” has died following a long battle with cancer. He was 17.…