Cancer Doc Was Edward Herrmann’s Last Project
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The late actor Edward Herrmann’s final project before he died of brain cancer last month was narrating an upcoming PBS documentary on the disease.
The six-hour project, based on the book “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” by Siddhartha Mukherjee, will air over three nights in March.
Herrmann collapsed because of a seizure on the first day he came to work and had to explain to filmmaker Barak Goodman that it was because of his cancer, Goodman said. Still, Herrmann was determined to do the work.
“He felt it appropriate that this would be his final project,” Goodman said.
Herrmann, known for playing the grandfather in “Gilmore Girls,” died in New York on Dec. 31.