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Comic actor Fred Willard of 'Best in Show' and 'Modern Family' dies at 86

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMay 16, 2020, 7:08 PM UTC / Updated May 16, 2020, 10:37 PM UTCBy Nicole Acevedo and Diana DasrathFred Willard, the comic actor considered by many a master of the mockumentary genre, died Friday at age 86.Willard was best known for his roles in Christopher Guest films such as "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind," and over the course of his long career he made an art of dry humor that brought laughs in goofy, subtle and understated ways.His deep range lent itself to scene-stealing roles on sitcoms such as "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "Modern Family." He even appeared as the only human character in the anima ...
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