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Bill Macy, who is best known for working with Bea Arthur on the 1970s sitcom Maude as well as Seinfeld and My Name Is Earl, dies at age 97

By Heidi Parker For Dailymail.com

Published: 17:48 BST, 18 October 2019 | Updated: 18:00 BST, 18 October 2019

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Bill Macy died at the age of 97 on Thursday evening.

The character actor was best known for his work opposite Bea Arthur on the 1970s TV series Maude, which was a spinoff of All In The Family.

The Revere, Massachusetts native who was raised in Brooklyn also popped up on the shows Seinfeld, My Name Is Earl, Chicago Hope and Las Vegas. 

A sad loss for Hollywood: Bill Macy died at the age of 97 on Thursday evening; here he is seen in 2004 in Los Angeles

A sad loss for : Bill Macy died at the age of 97 on Thursday evening; here he is seen in 2004 in Los Angeles

His manager Matt Beckoff confirmed the news on Facebook.

'My buddy Bill Macy passed away at 7:13pm tonight. He was a spitfire right up to the end. My condolences to his beautiful wife Samantha Harper Macy,' he wrote.

On Maude, Bill played Arthur's patient husband Walter Findlay to his liberal, outspoken wife as they shared a home in a New York suburb.

The Norman Lear comedy aired from 1972 until 1978. 

A classic: The character actor was best known for his work opposite Bea Arthur (far left) on the 1970s TV series Maude, which was a spinoff of All In The Family. Seen with Hermione Baddeley

A classic: The character actor was best known for his work opposite Bea Arthur (far left) on the 1970s TV series Maude, which was a spinoff of All In The Family. Seen with Hermione Baddeley

Relevant: On Maude, Bill played Arthur's patient husband Walter Findlay to his liberal, outspoken wife as they shared a home in a New York suburb

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