Peter Scolari, a comedian who rose to fame alongside Tom Hanks in Bosom Buddies, has died at 66 after a courageous battle with cancer.

  • Peter Scolari, who was famous alongside Tom Hanks in the series Bosom Buddies has died at 66
  • After a two-year battle with cancer, the Emmy Award-winning actor died.
  • Scolari was nominated three consecutive times for an Emmy award for Newhart, a sitcom.
  • He won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Lena Dunham’s father Tad Horvath in Girls 2016.

After a two-year battle with cancer, Peter Scolari, a star of Bosom Buddies and Emmy award-winning actor, has died at the age 66. 

Variety reports that his manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, at Wright Entertainment confirmed his death.

Scolari, who passed away Friday morning, starred alongside Tom Hanks on the cancelled comedy series Bosom Buddies. In it, the two played men in drag to live in a property that was affordable and exclusively for women. 

Scolari was nominated for three Emmys for his role on the sitcom Newhart. He would win the trophy in 2016, when he played Lena Dunham’s father Tad Horvath, on Girls.  

Bosom Buddies star Peter Scolari has passed at the age of 66 following a two year long battle with cancer

After a two-year battle against cancer, Peter Scolari, Bosom Buddies’ star, has passed away at the age of66.

Scolari, who died Friday morning, starred opposite Tom Hanks in the cancelled comedy show Bosom Buddies, which saw the two play men dressing in drag in order to live in an affordable, women-only property

Scolari, who was killed Friday morning, starred with Tom Hanks in the cancelled comedy program Bosom Buddies. The show saw the two actors dress in drag to live in a property that is affordable and women-only.