Edward Herrmann dies aged 71

Edward Herrmann family says he had been battling brain cancer and had been in ICU for over three weeks.

US actor Edward Herrmann. Picture: Twitter @Illeanarama.

JOHANNESBURG -US actor Edward Herrmann, star of The Lost Boys and Gilmore Girls, has died.

The Tony and Emmy award winner had most recently appeared on The Good Wife, ABC's Black Box, and How I Met Your Mother.

Herrmann's family says he had been battling brain cancer and had been in ICU for over three weeks.

The late actor won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a play for the 1976 revival of _Mrs Warren's Profession. _

He also won an Emmy in 2009 for Best Performance by a Guest Actor in a Drama Series for The Practice.

Herrmann was 71-year-old.