Alexis Bledel on Gilmore Girls Grandpa Edward Herrmann: 'I Will Miss Him Tremendously'

Edward Herrmann Alexis Bledel Gilmore Girls Dead Dies

Gilmore Girls alum Alexis Bledel is fondly remembering Edward Herrmann, “the head of our Gilmore family,” in the wake of his recent death.

Herrmann succumbed to brain cancer on Wednesday at a hospital in New York.

Bledel played Rory, beloved granddaughter of Herrmann’s Richard Gilmore. She shared the following statement with TVLine:

Ed Herrmann was a wonderful actor and a kind man. He was endlessly knowledgeable about theater, TV and film, and would generously share his wisdom or tell stories from a long and rewarding career. I am grateful to him for that, and will miss him tremendously. He loved acting and was the head of our Gilmore family with his strong presence and great sense of humor. May he rest in peace.

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  1. Harrison says:

    Ed Herrmann’s passing is tremendously sad and he was an amazing actor, but it makes me extremely happy to see the outpouring of love from his Gilmore family. This was clearly a dearly loved and respected man and the legacy he is leaving behind, both professionally and personally, is heartwarming to see. Mr. Herrmann may be gone, but he clearly will never be forgotten.

  2. kel says:

    Can’t believe Edward Herrmann is gone! He’s in 80% of what I watch, I grew up with him. He will be greatly missed.

  3. Constance Bland says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Mr. Herrmann. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.#RestInPeace#

  4. Dennis Neukam says:

    I loved him as a actor. His roll in Gilmore girls was my favorite. He will be missed

  5. mary says:

    I always enjoyed his acting. He will be fondly remembered.