John is best known for playing Martin Crane on 11 seasons of “Frasier,” died in Chicago on Sunday while in hospice care. According to his friend, “he was too weak to carry on fighting.” He was 77.
He won a SAG Award and received two Emmy as well as two Golden Globe nominations for his work on “Frasier.”
He also had appeared in some films and TV shows like The American President,” “Moonstruck,” “In the Line of Fire,” and “Say Anything,” along with voicing animated characters in the “Antz” and “Atlantis” films. He also had guest spots in a number of TV shows including “Cheers,” the forerunner of “Frasier” (although he played a different character), and “3rd Rock from the Sun.”
Mahoney was born in Blackpool England. He moved to the USA when he was 19 he never married or had any children. He was always private about his love life, but in a 2002 article, he revealed he had been in several relationships, although he had never married. He suffered from colon cancer in the mid-1980s and felt unable to enter into intimate romantic relationships as a result of his surgical complications.
He has been in the acting business for over 35 years.
He was an amazing actor, and I’m sad he has passed. I am thinking of his friends and family at this sad time.
Written by Leona Hamilton
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