Written by Amanda Flannery
Actor George Gerdes has died, aged 72, after suffering a brain aneurysm.
The Grey’s Anatomy and X-Files actor passed away on New Year’s Day in hospital after falling ill.
He is said to have been transferred to a hospital in California on New Year’s Eve before he passed away, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Gerdes’ life partner, Judy Johns, confirmed the news.
Gerdes appeared on episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. (via Getty Images)
George’s acting career included turns in A Few Good Men, Single White Female, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The X-Files and Bosch.
In 2020, he portrayed President Dwight Eisenhower in sci-fi drama The 11th Green and appeared on episodes of Grey’s Anatomy.
Tributes have been pouring in online for the American actor following the news of his passing.
Fellow actor Titus Welliver tweeted: “George Gerdes has departed. An actors actor and deeply kind man. Rest easy brother, we are fewer…”
Michael McKean also tweeted that his “dear old friend … was a wonderful songwriter, poet and actor, much beloved by everyone who knew him. You would have liked him, too.”