Days after Mike Hagerty’s sudden passing, the 67-year-old beloved TV actor and former Friends star’s cause of death has been revealed.
Friends star Mike Hagerty allegedly died from having an adverse reaction to a medicine that sent him into a coma, according to a report.
Sources close to the actor told TMZ that Hagerty’s energy was still low after a leg infection in April. The 67-year-old actor was set to begin filming season two of the HBO comedy Somebody Somewhere, so a doctor sent him to the hospital for a check-up.
There, Hagerty was reportedly given a new antibiotic that caused him to have a seizure and go into a coma.
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His Somebody Somewhere co-star Bridget Everett broke the news of his death in an Instagram post on May 7.
“With great sadness, the family of Michael G. Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles,” Everett wrote.
“We are very saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Mike Hagerty,” HBO said in a statement. “A member of the HBO family for many years, his most recent role as Bridget Everett’s father in ‘Somebody Somewhere’ showed his special talent for bringing heart to a performance. Mike was a joy to work with and brought warmth and kindness to all who knew him. We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.”
Hagerty was best known for playing building superintendent Mr. Treeger on the long-running sitcom Friends.
He appeared in a plethora of TV series over the course of his career, including guest spots on Boston Legal, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cheers, Community, CSI, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, Happy Endings, Shameless, Seinfeld and many more.
He stayed true to the sitcom genre with regular roles on The George Carlin Show in 1994 and HBO’s Lucky Louie, which premiered in 2006.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was reproduced with permission.