Comedic actor ‘Fred Willard’ dies aged 86

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/Shutterstock (9055009ag) Fred Willard poses in the pressroom at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios, in Burbank, Calif 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards - Press Room, Burbank, USA

At the age of 86, comedic actor ‘Fred Willard’ has died.

The actor was best known for his roles in Christopher Guest mockumentaries such as ‘A Mighty Wind’, ‘For Your Consideration’ and ‘This is Spinal Tap’.

He has also made a recent appearance on the series ‘Modern Family’.

Willard’s Daughter ‘Hope Mulbarger’ stated that her father died peacefully.

Mulbarger added “We loved him so very much. We will miss him forever”.