Gilmore Girls Matriarch Kelly Bishop 'Sad, Stunned' By Death of TV Hubby Edward Herrmann

The sudden death of beloved Gilmore Girls patriarch Edward Herrmann on Wednesday has left his former TV family in mourning.

Kelly Bishop, who played the actor’s Gilmore wife Emily during the show’s seven-year run, shared the following remembrance with TVLine:

We, the Gilmore Girls family, are so terribly sad and somewhat stunned. We only learned about his illness a week or so ago. I got a call from [Edward’s wife] Star Monday night asking if I wanted to come to the hospital to say good-bye. I went yesterday and was able to give Ed love from Lauren [Graham], Alexis [Bledel] and Amy [Sherman-Palladino]… I have so many fond memories of our time together on Gilmore Girls and since, mainly via email. I think everyone who knew or worked with Ed found him to be absolutely delightful… Everything looks a little dim, as if the lights went down.