LEGEND LOST Philip Baker Hall cause of death updates — Modern Family and Hard Eight actor dies at 90 | The Sun

VETERAN actor Philip Baker Hall has died at the age of 90, sources say.

The Seinfeld and Magnolia actor's death was announced in a tweet by his friend and neighbor Sam Farmer on Monday.

Farmer wrote: “My neighbor, friend, and one of the wisest, most talented and kindest people I’ve ever met, Philip Baker Hall, died peacefully last night.

"He was surrounded by loved ones. The world has an empty space in it.”

Read our Philip Baker Hall live blog for updates on his death...

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    'Never not good'

    Actor Michael McKean tweeted a tribute to the late actor, saying that he was "never not good."

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    Lt Joe Bookman was one of his most famous roles

    Philip Baker Hall portrayed Lt Joe Bookman in season three of the '90s sitcom classic Seinfeld.

    In the episode, Bookman works as a library cop dealing with library offenders and tracks down Jerry Seinfeld for an overdue book he has failed to return since 1971.

    His dedication to his job and his coincidental surname are cause for Jerry's dismissive attitude towards him.

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    Who survives Philip?

    The actor has four daughters from his two marriages.

    Two of his daughters are named Adella and Anna Baker.

    He has been married twice, with his first marriage to Dianne Lewis ending in 1976.

    Philip married Holly Wolfle in 1988 and was married to her at the time of his death.

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    Philip's early life

    Philip Baker Hall was born in Toledo, Ohio, on September 10, 1931.

    After attending college at the University of Toledo, the actor served in the Army as a translator in Germany.

    Before starting his career in acting, Philip also worked as a high school teacher.

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    Philip had emphysema

    Due to years of smoking and having pneumonia as a child, the Washington Post reported that Philip Baker Hall had emphysema in the years before his death.

    As of 2017, the outlet reported that Philip relied completely on an oxygen tank.

    Philip was an avid smoker throughout his time as an actor.

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    Philip started his career later than most

    Philip Baker Hall started his career as an actor when he was 30 years old, according to the Washington Post.

    On top of that, he didn't settle down in Los Angeles until he was 40.

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    Philip made Larry David laugh

    In a Washington Post article in 2017, Seinfeld co-creator Larry David told the outlet that Philip cracked him up, which could be one of the reasons that he hired the veteran actor for multiple projects outside of Seinfeld.

    “Philip has made me laugh harder than any actor I’ve worked with,” David said.

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    Jesse Hawken pays respects

    Filmmaker and writer Jesse Hawken remembers that Philip Baker Hall was an actor who was good as every character he played.

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    Who did Philip play in Seinfeld?

    In the hit 90s sitcom, Philip played Lieutenant Joe Bookman, a library cop who monitored library delinquents.

    He appeared in the show starting in season three.

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    Philip's acting credits

    The 90-year-old actor has starred in TV shows like Modern Family, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Seinfeld.

    He appeared in feature films like Magnolia, Hard Eight, and Mr Bookman.

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    Sam Farmer announced Philip's death

    Philip Baker Hall's passing was announced by Los Angeles Times NFL writer Sam Farmer.

    Farmer tweeted that the actor passed away peacefully on Sunday.

    "My neighbor, friend, and one of the wisest, most talented and kindest people I’ve ever met, Philip Baker Hall, died peacefully last night," the message reads.

    "He was surrounded by loved ones. The world has an empty space in it."

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