American actor John Mahoney, best known for playing Martin crane in the sitcom «Frasier», died in a Chicago hospice at the age of 77 years.
Being mainly a theater actor, Mahoney received a Tony award for his work in the theater, but the real fame actor has acquired through the role in one of the most popular American TV comedies.
Sitcom «Frasier», where Mahoney played the role of head of the family of Cranes, going 11 seasons, from 1993 to 2004.
John Mahoney also starred in such films as «Primal fear» and «Say anything».
The British-born, Mahoney in his youth moved to the United States, served three years in the U.S. army and only by the age of 40 became a professional actor.