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'Happy Gilmore,' 'Freaks and Geeks’ star Joe Flaherty breathes his last at 82

Joe Flaherty was known for 'Happy Gilmore,' 'Freaks and Geeks,' 'One Crazy Summer' and others

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'Happy Gilmore,' 'Freaks and Geeks’ star Joe Flaherty breathes his last at 82

Joe Flaherty was known for 'Happy Gilmore,' 'Freaks and Geeks,' 'One Crazy Summer' and others

Happy Gilmore, Freaks and Geeks’ star Joe Flaherty breathes his last at 82
'Happy Gilmore,' 'Freaks and Geeks’ star Joe Flaherty breathes his last at 82

Joseph Flaherty, known as Joe Flaherty, famous for his work in the Canadian sketch comedy series Second City Television, has left the world mourning at the age of 82.

The Freaks and Geeks star’s daughter Gudrun confirmed news of his demise to Variety in a statement via the Comedic Artists Alliance on Tuesday.

"After a brief illness, he left us yesterday, and since then, I’ve been struggling to come to terms with immense loss," she said in a statement.

The Happy Gilmore star’s daughter added in a statement, shared with the Alliance, which previously raised funds for the Flaherty to obtain a 24-hour care provider, "Dad was an extraordinary man, known for his boundless heart and an unwavering passion for movies from the ’40s and ’50s."

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Gudrun continued, “His insights into the golden age of cinema didn’t just shape his professional life; they were also a source of endless fascination for me."

She stated, "In these last few months, as he faced his health challenges, we had the precious opportunity to watch many of those classic movies together—moments I will forever hold dear."

Despite being unwell before his passing, Flaherty made the unusual decision to live out the rest of his days at home rather than in a care facility.

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