The veteran Hollywood actor, Richard Herd, died on Tuesday. He was 87. He breathed his last in the presence oh his family. His representatives confirmed that he died of some cancer-related causes as they put it.
Who is Richard Herd?
If you have ever heard of the popular American sitcom Seinfeld, then you must have known the character of Mr. Wilhelm played by Richard Herd.
Richard Herd was born on September 26, 1932. Due to his early death of his father, he was forced to go with his mother to live with his stepfather in Massachusetts. It was because of his mother that he was so keen on art and music.
His career so far
Herd was widely known for his role as Mr. Wilhelm in Seinfeld, in which he appeared 11 times. Loved by the audience he was an absolute genius in his art. Apart from that, he appeared in many major films. His debut film was Hercules in New York which released in 1970. Her first major offer was when he was cast in the role of Evan McCormack in the thriller film The Chin Syndrome. His TV appearances include those he played in Star Trek: Voyager, T.J. Hooker, and CSI: Miami. He appeared in the horror movie Get Out which won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Besides his professional career Herd was also a painter. He founded a rock band taking in the cast members of the star trek series. During his time in the band, they recorded two studio albums Enterprise Blues (2004) and Intergalactic Roots Music (2005). Before his film debut in Hercules in New York, he was in the US Army during the time of the Korean War. When not in front of the camera he was keen on making pieces of jewellry as well.
Tributes were paid for the legend
Many actors mourned the loss of a beautiful gem of Hollywood. Many celebrities mourned his loss and expressed their love for the legendary actor.
I want to say how much fun I had with Richard Herd. He was full of life and laughs and his sense of humor was infectious. We will all miss him. He was a great actor and we were lucky to have him on Voyager. God bless his loved ones and may they have comfort in their grief. RIP.
— Robert Beltran (@robertbeltran74) May 27, 2020
RIP Richard Herd. A wonderful man and a true professional. We hadn’t talked much before he arrived on set for Get Out. I asked him to think of the scene as a viagra ad trying to hide deep rage. He responded “That sounds like all Viagra ads to me!” Then he absolutely nailed it. pic.twitter.com/t2dO01fent
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) May 26, 2020
Oh, nooooo… Richard Herd was one of the loveliest people. What a gem we have lost. He was kind, and jovial, and tireless, and so wonderful to fans. This is a huge loss.https://t.co/eMAiADFfJU
— Chase Masterson (@ChaseMasterson) May 27, 2020
It was a great honor to work with the wonderful actor and beautiful man Richard Herd .. I was so blessed to have had him on the set of my first big mini Series V .. RIP Richard … pic.twitter.com/VCaeRhzZT5
— Jane Badler (@janebadler) May 26, 2020
I'm sitting here & tears are streaming down my face. Dear Richard Herd has passed. He was a wonderful person & a lovely actor. I will always remember him as Capt. Galaxy in "Future Boy" on QL although we worked together several times. He loved that part. What a sad day!!💔 pic.twitter.com/P4miQkgHOp
— Jean-Pierre Dorléac (@spclsmthin) May 26, 2020