Rest in Peace, Fred Willard. The veteran comedian died, in his sleep, last night. He was 86 years old.
It’s hard to think of anyone who was as naturally funny as Fred Willard. Here’s one of my favorite Willard performances, from Rob Reiner’s This is Spinal Tap:
Willard appeared in all of Christopher Guest’s improvised mockumentaries. Here he is, with Catherine O’Hara, in Waiting for Guffman:
He was also in Best of Show, where his commentary on the dog show proved to be one of the film’s highlights:
Fred Willard, R.I.P.