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Tue Apr 2, 2024, 01:32 PM Apr 2024

Joe Flaherty, Freaks and Geeks actor, dies aged 82

Source: The Independent via Yahoo

Joe Flaherty, the comedian and actor who played sitcom dad Harold Weir in Freaks and Geeks, has died. He was 82.

In a statement, Flaherty’s daughter Gudrun said of her father: “After a brief illness, he left us yesterday, and since then, I’ve been struggling to come to terms with this immense loss.

“Dad was an extraordinary man, known for his boundless heart and an unwavering passion for movies from the ’40s and ’50s. 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.

“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.”

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/joe-flaherty-freaks-geeks-actor-170418410.html

R.I.P. sir. You were hilarious.

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Joe Flaherty, Freaks and Geeks actor, dies aged 82 (Original Post) catbyte Apr 2024 OP
God how I loved SCTV. maxsolomon Apr 2024 #1
He was a great comic actor! nuxvomica Apr 2024 #2
It's as if Joe Dyedinthewoolliberal Apr 2024 #11
:( 50 Shades Of Blue Apr 2024 #3
Count Floyd my favorite. Sneederbunk Apr 2024 #4
Sad news Tom Kitten Apr 2024 #5
He also played Big Jim McBob Beausoleil Apr 2024 #6
Here's an episode of "Farm Film Review" LastDemocratInSC Apr 2024 #7
All these people were so great. I miss Billy Sol Hurok (John Candy) too. PSPS Apr 2024 #10
He always had my RESPECT JoseBalow Apr 2024 #8
RIP The Grand Illuminist Apr 2024 #9
RIP... IrishAfricanAmerican Apr 2024 #12
Seems odd to put his work in Freaks and Geeks in the headline progressoid Apr 2024 #13
RIP area51 Apr 2024 #14

Tom Kitten

(7,367 posts)
5. Sad news
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 01:45 PM
Apr 2024

Joe was my favorite of the old SCTV cast. Countfloyd was my first avatar here lo those many years ago.
RIP, Joe!


(2,900 posts)
6. He also played Big Jim McBob
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 03:01 PM
Apr 2024

"May the may the good lord take a liking to you and blow you up real soon!"


The Grand Illuminist

(1,478 posts)
9. RIP
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 05:36 PM
Apr 2024

Wonder if he will be buried in Pittsburgh, where he is from. (West Mifflin of Blood Sucking Monkeys of West Mifflin is a real town just slightly outside Pittsburgh.)


(50,188 posts)
13. Seems odd to put his work in Freaks and Geeks in the headline
Wed Apr 3, 2024, 02:13 AM
Apr 2024

I suppose more people saw him in that than SCTV.

But SCTV was the show in my humble opinion.

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