Joe Flaherty, Freaks and Geeks actor and SCTV star, dies at 82

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Original cast member of Canadian sketch show also known for roles in Back to the Future II, Happy Gilmore and Family Guy

Joe Flaherty, the actor, writer and sketch comedian known for his roles on Freaks and Geeks, Back to the Future II, Happy Gilmore and the landmark Canadian series SCTV, has died of an undisclosed brief illness, his daughter, Gudrun Flaherty, told the Canadian Press. He was 82.

“After a brief illness, he left us yesterday, and since then, I’ve been struggling to come to terms with this immense loss,” Gudrun said in a statement through an organization called the Comedic Artists Alliance, which along with Toronto’s Second City had previously helped raise funds to assist Flaherty in his illness.

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