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‘The West Wing’ Star John Aylward Dies at 75, Cause of Death Explored

We are saddened to share the bad news with you, John Aylward, the veteran stage and screen actor known for his work on NBC’s ER has passed away at the age of 75. Losing a loved one is never easy, this must be such a difficult time for his close friends and family. Read on to know more details about John’s death.

What was the cause of John’s death?

Aylward’s longtime agent Mitchell Stubbs, told The Hollywood Reporter that the actor died on May 16, 2022, Monday at his home in Seattle due to natural causes after a long illness.

Stubbs said, “John was a wonderful actor and a great friend to many. He was proud of his film and television work, although his life in the theater was where he was the happiest.”

Aylward starred in many great films and shows

John was born on November 7, 1946, in Seattle, Washington, United States. He graduated from the University of Washington’s school of drama in the year 1970. Aylward started his career as a theatre actor, founding Seattle’s Empty Space Theatre in 1973. He was a regular member of Seattle Repertory Theatre for 15 years.

Throughout his acting career, Aylward appeared in several amazing movies such as “The Secret Life of John Chapman,” “Stamp of a Killer,” “Third Degree Burn,” “Child in the Night” and “With a Vengeance.”

He also starred in various shows including, “Grace Under Fire,” “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “Family Law,” “Ally McBeal,” “Dharma & Greg,” “The X-Files,” “Everwood,” “The Practice,” “Nip Tuck,” “Law & Order,” “Boston Legal,” “Alias,” “Mad Men,” “Fringe,” “Shameless” and “Yellowstone.”

The fans’ reaction to the demise of John Aylward

As soon as the news of John’s passing away came out, the fans started paying tribute to him on the social media platform Twitter. Within the blink of an eye, they flooded Twitter with loads of messages.

One user wrote, “I’ve just heard the news that John Aylward, the voice of Dr Arne Magnusson in Half-Life 2 Episode Two, has just passed away at 75. My condolences go out to his family and friends.”

Another user tweeted, “RIP to the Great John Aylward, a true Seattle Theater icon. Truth be told, I can trace my love and desire to become a Shakespearean actor to a performance by John (a mini thread) 1/”

Followed by a user who penned, “Very sad to hear that John Aylward has died. I was so fortunate to have appeared on stage with him and to have been out on the golf course with him as well. He was a great guy.”

Another user wrote, “Now that I have some time, I want to share my little story about the great Seattle actor John Aylward, may he rest in peace.”

One user tweeted, “I always, always loved what John Alyward did with Dr. Donald Anspaugh on ER. And in my head, I remember him being much older but realize he wasn’t and I’m now around the same age that he was when he played him. Rest well.”

These were a few reactions of the fans to the passing away of John. We send our deepest condolences to the close friends and family of John Aylward during this hard time. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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