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.
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.
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.
Many actors mourned the loss of a beautiful gem of Hollywood. Many celebrities mourned his loss and expressed their love for the legendary actor.