Lena Dunham: She shares touching words on the death of Peter Scolari

Lena Dunham
She shares touching words on the death of Peter Scolari

Lena Dunham starred in Girls alongside Peter Scolari.

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Peter Scolari has died. Lena Dunham, who once played his daughter in front of the camera, said goodbye to him on Instagram.

Series star Peter Scolari died after suffering from cancer at the age of 66. Colleagues say goodbye on social media – including Lena Dunham (35), who was in front of the camera with the actor for the series “Girls”. On Instagram describes Scolari as “the most shy extrovert, the most dramatic comedian, the most humble icon”. Becky Ann Baker (68) and she would have loved every second “to play your family and I could not have been raised by a better TV ‘daddy'”, explains Dunham in her post. She played Hannah Horvath in the series, Scolari played her father Tad. He always reminded them all that this job was a privilege, Dunham said. “Thank you, Scolari, for every conversation between the setups and every hug in front of and next to the camera. We will miss you very much.”

Other stars said goodbye to Scolari on social media. Actor Mark Hamill (70) tweeted: “What a wonderful actor he was! It is so sad to hear of the loss of the versatile Peter Scolari. I never had the opportunity to work with him, but I am forever grateful for his brilliant performance.” Actress Jackie Hoffman (60) wrote in a tweet: “Rest in peace. I was lucky enough to work with you and learn from you on stage and on screen. A wonderful, fun, cool guy.” TV writer Robert King (62) worked with Scolari on the series “Evil” and explained: “He was one of the funniest – insidiously funniest – actors we worked with. He was just wonderful.”

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