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

2 January 2015 2:45 PM, PST | | See recent news »

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 »

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Remembering Edward Herrmann: Gilmore Girls Creator Recalls the 'Audition' That Changed Everything

1 January 2015 9:51 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Edward Herrmann was Amy Sherman-Palladino’s first choice to play Lauren Graham’s TV dad, but the Gilmore Girls creator knew she faced an uphill battle landing the Emmy- and Tony-winning acting vet.

In the wake of Herrmann’s death on Wednesday from brain cancer, Sherman-Palladino shared with TVLine the surprising story that led to Herrmann’s against-all-odds casting, and the moment she came face-to-face with Richard Gilmore.

[Fyi: When an actor “reads” for a role, he is essentially auditioning.]

When we were casting the part of Richard on Gilmore Girls, we all sat around saying, ‘If we could only get Ed Herrmann.’ So we sent the script to his agent who »

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Lauren Graham, Kelly Bishop, Gilmore Girls Stars Remember the Late Edward Herrmann

1 January 2015 3:19 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Fans of beloved Gilmore Girls grandfather Richard Gilmore were stunned and saddened to hear that actor Edward Herrmann had passed away at the age of 71 on Dec. 31 after battling brain cancer. Since the news broke, the late Emmy winner's on-screen family has publicly spoken about the tragic loss.  Kelly Bishop, who played Richard's wife Emily Gilmore for all seven seasons of the small-town drama, released a statement to TVLine about the loss of her on-screen husband.  "We, the Gilmore Girls family, are so terribly sad and [...] »

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Edward Herrmann's Gilmore Girls Lauren Graham and Kelly Bishop Pay Tribute After Prolific Character Actor's ''Devastating'' Death

31 December 2014 4:11 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Edward Herrmann's TV family of seven years is missing him already. "My friend Ed Herrmann was the kindest, classiest, most talented man. It was an honor and a joy to know him, a devastating blow to lose him," Lauren Graham, who played daughter Lorelai Gilmore to his family patriarch Richard Gilmore on the fan-favorite Gilmore Girls, tweeted today upon hearing that Herrmann had died at 71 after battling brain cancer. Kelly Bishop, who played Herrmann's TV wife Emily Gilmore, said Wednesday that the Gilmore Girls family was "so terribly sad and somewhat stunned" by his passing. "We only learned about his illness a week or so ago," Bishop told TV Line. "I got a call »

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