Frederick Charles "Fred" Willard (September 18, 1933 – May 15, 2020) was an American actor, comedian and writer.
Frederick Charles Willard
September 18, 1933
|Died||May 15, 2020 (aged 86)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Cardiac arrest caused by myelodysplastic syndrome|
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Kentucky Military Institute|
Virginia Military Institute
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, comedian, writer|
(m. 1968; died 2018)
He starred in movies, including This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Waiting for Guffman (1997), American Wedding (2003), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004), WALL-E (2008), Youth in Revolt (2009), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013). He also appeared in television series such as Everybody Loves Raymond, The Simpsons and Modern Family. In 2020, his last role was as Fred Naird in the Netflix comedy Space Force.
Willard was born in Cleveland, Ohio. His wife, Mary Lovell, died in July 2018. They had a daughter together, Hope.
In July 2012, he was arrested for masturbation in an adult movie theater. However, no charges were filed because the police had no evidence.
Willard died at his home in Los Angeles on May 15, 2020 of cardiac arrest caused by myelodysplastic syndrome, aged 86.
- ↑ "Actor Fred Willard insists he did nothing wrong in lewd conduct arrest". Fox News. Fox Broadcasting Company. July 27, 2012. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
- ↑ Pelisek, Christine (July 19, 2012). "The Tale Behind Fred Willard's Arrest in an Adult Film Theater". Retrieved October 7, 2018 – via www.thedailybeast.com.
- ↑ Kreps, Daniel (May 17, 2020). "Fred Willard, 'Best in Show' and 'A Mighty Wind' Actor, Dead at 86". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
- ↑ https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/fred-willard-cause-of-death-revealed
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