Joe Flaherty, 'Freaks and Geeks' & 'Happy Gilmore' Star, Dead at 82

Beloved actor Joe Flaherty, known for his roles in "Happy Gilmore" and "Freaks and Geeks," has sadly passed away. The news was confirmed by his daughter, Gudrun, who revealed that her father died on Monday after a short illness. Although details of his illness and location of his passing were not disclosed, it was known that Joe was receiving care from his daughter as his primary caregiver. Gudrun described her father as an extraordinary man with a deep love for Hollywood classics, which they enjoyed together in his final months.

Joe's career included iconic roles on 'SCTV' alongside comedy legends like John Candy and Catherine O'Hara, as well as memorable appearances in films like "Happy Gilmore." His talent for celebrity impressions, including Kirk Douglas and Richard Nixon, endeared him to audiences around the world. Joe is survived by his two children, Gudrun and Gabriel. He was 82 years old. May he rest in peace.

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