Hollywood star Gregory Itzin has passed away after suffering complications following emergency surgery. He was 74.
The late actor’s manager, Lisa Gallant, confirmed the “Star Trek” performer’s death after he had to undergo emergency surgery for an unknown medical condition and suffered some kind of complication, Entertainment Weekly reported in a piece published Friday.
“24” producer Jon Cassar shared a touching tribute to his pal and the former star of the popular TV series after news of his death surfaced.
“My friend Greg Itzin passed away today,” Cassar tweeted. “He was one of the most talented actors I had the honor to work with, but more than that he was an all around great guy. He’ll be missed by his ’24’ family who had nothing but love & respect for him. You made your mark, now Rest In Peace friend.”
My friend Greg Itzin passed away today.He was one of the most talented actors I had the honor to work with, but more than that he was an all around great guy. He’ll be missed by his 24 family who had nothing but love & respect for him. You made your mark, now Rest In Peace friend pic.twitter.com/IbrhAQXix2
— Jon Cassar (@joncassar) July 8, 2022
Itzin’s son Wilke, shared a sweet message about the man that he said he was in “awe” of in a lengthy post on Instagram.
“It is with an incredibly heavy heart to announce that my father Gregory Martin Itzin has passed on,” the message read, in part. “I am so so grateful to have been able to share these last few days with my dad in the midwest where he grew up. We were able to share some incredible moments together, fishing, bonding, watching him have the opportunity to connect with his grandson Wylder in a way we were never able to do before.”
“He was able to spend quality time in a place he loved, with the people who loved him dearly,” he added. “I was able to say good bye but was truly hoping that it wasn’t true. His sister Pam held him for his last breath and I am so thankful she was able to be there with him. It was by some miracle that he was able to make it this far.”
The “NCIS” star previously had suffered a heart attack in 2015 while he was on stage during his performance of William Shakespeare’s “Falstaff,” the outlet noted.
In addition to his famed roles on various “Star Trek” shows and “24,” Itzin is known for his roles on such shows as “Big Love,” “The Mentalist,” and more. He also played roles on the big screen and appeared across from stars like George Clooney in “The Ides of March,” Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” and more.