Only months after James Michael Tyler (Gunther) passed away, it’s another cult supporting role on the show.”Friends” disappears: Mike Hagerty, the interpreter of Mr. Treeger, the janitor of the building.
Friends: fans again in mourning
Seven months after the tragic disappearance of James Michael Tyler, the unforgettable interpreter of Gunther, who died at the age of 59 from prostate cancer, he is another figure well known to fans of Friends who leave us in turn. Indeed, as we learn Variety Mike Hagerty, who played the concierge of Monica’s building, died at the age of 67 years old on April 29.
It is actress Bridget Everett, who plays her daughter in the HBO series someone somewhere (his latest project), who announced the sad news on Instagram:
It is with great sadness that the family of Michael G. Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles. A lovable actor, his love for his hometown of Chicago and his family were the mainstays of his life. Mike, a devoted groom, leaves behind his wife Mary Kathryn (…) He will leave a great void in our lives.
A cult episode
If Mike Hagerty has acted in more than one hundred projects for cinema and television this is his role in the series Friends who revealed to the general public. Even if he only appears in five episodes, he is one of the secondary roles that have marked the fans. In particular because of an episode of season 4: The one who learned to dance.
Indeed, in this episode, Mr. Treeger asks Joey to help him train for a dancing ball, in exchange for which he won’t tell the union about Rachel and Monica’s situation. At first, embarrassed by this idea, Joey finally takes a liking to this activity and multiplies the dance sessions with Treeger. Much to the girls’ amusement.