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Brutal Disease Reported as Peter Scolari’s Cause of Death

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Peter Scolari, who co-starred alongside Tom Hanks in the sitcom “Bosom Buddies,” has passed away on October 22, 2021. Peter Scolari’s cause of death was revealed in a statement by his manager.

The heartbreaking news was announced by his manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky. Scolari had been battling cancer for two years prior to his death.

On Friday, Bob Newhart released a statement, saying: I knew that Peter was sick, but his death still comes as a great shock. We were friends and colleagues for over 40 years,”

Brutal Disease Reported as Peter Scolari's Cause of Death
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“Julia [Duffy] and Peter, as a vacuous couple (Michael and Stephanie), were an essential part of the success of ‘Newhart.’ In life, he was a fantastic person, and it was a joy to work together. He will be sorely missed, and his passing at 66 is much too early,” Newhart added.

Peter Thomas Scolari was born on September 12, 1955, in New Rochelle, New York. He was famously known for his roles as Henry Desmond in Bosom Buddies (1980–1982) and Michael Harris on Newhart (1984–1990).

He received three Emmy nominations for his great work on Newhart. He also won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Tad Horvath on Girls in 2016.

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What’s Peter Scolari’s Cause of Death at 66?

While many fans are searching for Peter Scolari’s cause of death, his manager revealed that the actor died following a two-year battle with cancer.

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Scolari’s first role was in his first short-lived 1980 sitcom, Goodtime Girls. He was then cast co-starring with actor Tom Hanks in another television sitcom, Bosom Buddies, as two creative professionals who disguise themselves as women to get an affordable apartment in a women-only building.

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In 1984, Scolari joined the cast of Newhart, opposite Bob Newhart, where he played Michael Harris, the yuppie local TV producer until the series ended in 1990.

Following central roles in the unsuccessful series Dweebs and Family Album, Scolari played inventor Wayne Szalinski, a role originated on film by producer and actor Rick Moranis, in the TV adaptation of the Disney film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

Scolari later had a recurring role on HBO’s Girls, for which he won an Emmy in 2016. He also portrayed Gillian B. Loeb in Fox’s superhero crime drama, Gotham.

Scolari is survived by his wife, Tracy Shayne, and his four children: Joseph, Keaton, Nicholas, and Cali.

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Reaction to Peter Scolari’s Death

Shortly after the heartbreaking news of Peter Scolari’s death was revealed, many friends and fans stated their condolences and paid poignant tributes to the great star.

Harvey Fierstein, who starred with Peter in the musical run of Hairspray, tweeted, “Sad to see the news that Peter Scolari lost his battle with cancer. There wasn’t a sweeter man on the planet.”

He continued: “We performed together in HAIRSPRAY for a time, and he was always a total delight. Farewell, dear Peter.”

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Robert King, who worked with Scolari on the CBS drama The Good Fightwrote that Scolari was “one of the funniest—sneakily funny—actors we’ve worked with.”

“He always took a nothing scene and found different ways to twist it and throw in odd pauses that made it jump. I will try to collect my thoughts more. He was just wonderful,” King added.

David Pressman, who played Mr. Rusnak on Newhart, paid a touching tribute to the late actor. “My time on Newhart wasn’t long, but in the few episodes I did, most of my stuff was with Peter Scolari,” Pressman tweeted.

“I’ll never forget how kind and supportive he was and so incredibly talented. I was honored to get to work with him. RIP, Peter,” he added.


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