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Lena Dunham pays tribute to ‘Girls’ co-star Peter Scolari

Lena Dunham has paid tribute to Ladies co-star Peter Scolari following his loss of life.

The actor, who performed Dunham’s on-screen father Tad Hovarth within the comedy collection, died aged 66 on Friday (October 22) following a two-year battle with most cancers.

Sharing photos throughout the actor’s profession on Instagram, Dunham wrote: “The shyest extrovert, essentially the most dramatic comic, essentially the most humble icon. You had lived sufficient life to know {that a} TV present was only a TV present, but additionally to understand simply what it meant to be allowed to play faux for a dwelling – and also you by no means allow us to overlook that this job was a privilege.”

She added: “I keep in mind while you got here again from doing a manufacturing of the Music Man someplace – the theater had principally been a barn, there had been no WiFi and also you had no understudy – and also you had been as grateful and delighted as you had been while you had been nominated for an Emmy.

“You bragged nonstop about your children, you had the perfect tales – like while you did Circus Of The Stars and ‘that’s after I realized to stroll a tightrope, there’s not a lot to it’ – and after we tolkd you that you’d be popping out of the closet on the present you stated ‘thanks, you possibly can belief me with this.’

“Becky Ann [Baker] and I beloved each second of enjoying your loved ones and I couldn’t have been raised up by a greater TV ‘papa.’ Thanks, Scolari, for each chat between set ups, each hug onscreen and off and each ‘Oh, Jeez.’ We’ll miss you a lot.”

Numerous different actors have paid tribute. Jane Lynch on Twitter wrote: “What a mensch. What a loss. Like to household.”

Higher Name Saul star Michael McKean wrote: “We knew this was coming. Doesn’t make it simpler. RIP, Peter my pal.”

Scolari gained his first Emmy for his portrayal of Tad Hovarth in Ladies. Earlier than that, he gained fame in Eighties sitcom Bosom Buddies reverse Tom Hanks.

He was additionally nominated for an Emmy for Excellent Supporting Actor for his position as Michael Harris in sitcom Newhart, which ran from 1984 to 1990.

Scolari is survived by his spouse, Tracy Shayne, and youngsters Nicholas, Joseph, Keaton and Cali.

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