The prolific actor — and frequent History Channel narrator — has lost his battle with brain cancer. He was just 71.
Tributes are pouring in from all corners of Twitter:
RIP Edward Herrmann, brilliant actor, sad times, thoughts are with his family #GilmoreGirls
— Khyle (@KhyleDeen) December 31, 2014
RIP Edward Herrmann. Your flinty, wise, gruff performances will be remembered. http://t.co/u6OgEeXBtL
— Jace Lacob (@televisionary) December 31, 2014
— Russ Simmons (@RussSimmons1) December 31, 2014
I wonder how my life would've been different if I'd never heard, "I'm Ed Herrmann, welcome to The History Channel" when I was 9
— Zac Estrada (@zacestrada) December 31, 2014
RIP Edward Herrmann… ♡
— ?Victoria? (@_youareinlove_) December 31, 2014
Oh my god… Edward Herrmann died.. Aka Mr. Gilmore.. I cannot believe it. 🙁
prayers to his family. May he RIP.
— Chelsy (@xchelsyxo) December 31, 2014
Edward Herrmann was such a dependable actor. He made everything he was in, better. RIP, Richard Gilmore.
— Nancy Sobel (@nancysobel) December 31, 2014
We all know him from something…Gilmore Girls, Annie, his many narrations. RIP Edward Herrmann
— Gus Gus Fun Bus (@GusGusFunBus) December 31, 2014
Damn, Edward Herrmann died? Sad about this. From the History channel, to Gilmore Girls, to audiobooks, he's always been there in my life RIP
— Rob Kristoffersen (@YerUFOGuy) December 31, 2014
Damn, RIP Edward Herrmann. You had one of the most melodious voices I have ever heard
— Ashley B ? (@MitigatedText) December 31, 2014
OMG Edward Herrmann has died today!!! I'm so sad, he was a great actor! pic.twitter.com/4G9bD4icc6
— Irene ?? (@Irene_pz19) December 31, 2014
Edward Herrmann was always a pleasure to watch. Amazing actor. RIP
— Mindy Haltiwanger (@westwingwolf) December 31, 2014
Forever the best grandfather on TV. Rest in peace, Edward Herrmann. pic.twitter.com/RMXiaxwYev
— Talia Richman ☀️ (@TaliRichman) December 31, 2014
RIP Edward Herrmann, 71, what a fine actor. A tragedy. He excelled in everything he did.
— Showbiz 411 (@showbiz411) December 31, 2014
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) December 31, 2014
RIP Edward Herrmann. @davidsingletary and I met him years ago and he was just the loveliest man. I will miss you, Richard Gilmore ?
— Anais Galang (@AnaGalang) December 31, 2014
From THE LOST BOYS to GILMORE GIRLS, Mr. Herrmann will be missed. To a man who was always great to see on screen! R.I.P.
— Andy Gyurisin (@CinemaBandwagon) December 31, 2014
Pour one out for Edward Herrmann. pic.twitter.com/zvPYXIj4BZ
— Louis All Is Calm, All Is Bright-zman (@LouisPeitzman) December 31, 2014
Thoughts and prayers to his loved ones.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.