Hollywood Reporter: George Gerdes, 'The X-Files,' 'Lost' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Actor, Dies at 72

"Grey's Anatomy" and "The X-Files" actor George Gerdes passed away on New Year's Day from a brain aneurysm that he suffered a day before.

George Gerdes might not have had the fame of a James Bond, but he earned himself a place in his fans' hearts with his roles in memorable movies.

The actor's long-time partner Judy Johns confirmed the reports that the actor had passed away on New Year's Day after suffering a brain aneurysm on New Year's Eve.

George Gerdes during a season 16 episode of "Grey's Anatomy" which aired on February 13, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

George Gerdes during a season 16 episode of "Grey's Anatomy" which aired on February 13, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Gerdes reportedly died in a Glendale hospital at the age of 72, leaving behind a career that saw him feature in movies and shows that will keep him in the heart of his fans.

Gerdes played different roles in shows like "The X Files" and "Grey's Anatomy" and movies like "A Few Good Men" and "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.  Most recently, he portrayed President Dwight Eisenhower in the 2020 movie, "The 11th Green."

Aside from his movie career, Gerdes was a remarkable singer in his own right. Although he did not boast the fanbase of an A-list singer, he had a considerable size of loyal fans.

His 70s album, "Obituary and Son of Obituary" earned him the praise of many, including Joni Mitchell, who called his songs the happiest sad song he ever heard.

Since the turn of the year, different celebrities have passed on leaving their fans with nothing but kind memories of them.

According to reports, a celebration of life held in his memory will be planned by his family for a later time with no COVID-19 in the picture. His fans have been encouraged to show support to his family.

Following the announcement of his death, his old friends and fans took to social media to mourn him and pay tribute to a life well spent.

"Bosch" star Titus Welliver joined the list of people who tweeted a post in honor of the late 72-year-old. Michael McLean called Gerdes an incredible songwriter who everyone would have liked.

Gerdes was born on February 23, 1948, in Queens, New York. In 1969, he graduated from Carnie Mellon University and went on to start a career as a recording artist.

Gerdes joins the growing list of celebrities to pass on in 2021. Since the turn of the year, different celebrities have passed on, leaving their fans with nothing but kind memories of them.

"Food Network Challenge" judge Kerry Vincent passed away on January 2 from an undisclosed illness. Joining her is Gerry Marsden, a famous singer whose song "You'll Never Walk Alone" has become the anthem of Liverpool football club.

Marsden died on January 3 from a short illness. His fans and faithful took to social media to pay tribute to the man whose song changed an era.

Related posts
GettyImages
Music Dec 28, 2020
Bluegrass Guitarist Tony Rice Dies at 69 — Stars Pay Tribute to the Legend
Getty Images
Music Oct 29, 2020
Outlaw-Country Songwriter Billy Joe Shaver Dies at 81 — Remember His Legacy
Getty Images
Football Oct 24, 2020
Former Raiders Offensive Lineman Mario Henderson Dies at 35
Getty Images
TV Shows Oct 17, 2020
Here's How Morgan Freeman Celebrated 26 Years since the Premiere of 'Shawshank Redemption'