Actor Edward Herrmann Dies at 71

  | January 01, 2015 16:14 IST
Edward Herrmann

Edward Herrmann died at the age of 71 (Image source: AP)

Actor Edward Herrmann was suffering from brain cancer

Gilmore Girls star and Tony Award-winner Edward Herrmann has died, said his son Rory.

Rory Herrmann said that his father died on Wednesday in a New York City hospital where he was being treated for brain cancer. Edward Herrmann was 71.

The towering, 6-foot-5 actor with the melodious voice made his mark on stage, on screen and as the narrator of a number of documentaries.

He also provided the voice for Franklin D. Roosevelt in Ken Burns' documentary series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, which aired on PBS earlier this year.