Mike Hagerty died at the age of 67 (Picture: WireImage)
Mike Hagerty’s cause of death has been revealed as an adverse reaction to antibiotics, it has been claimed.
The Friends actor’s loved ones confirmed the news of his death last week, at the age of 67.
Insiders have now claimed that star, who most notably played Mr Treeger in the beloved sitcom, died of a strong reaction to antibiotics – which reportedly caused him to go into a coma.
According to reports, he got an infection in his leg last month and, despite recovering, wasn’t feeling completely healed.
Before filming started on the second season of Somebody Somewhere, in which he starred opposite Bridget Everett, his doctor reportedly advised him to get checked out.
Things took a turn for the worse when Hagerty arrived at the hospital and was reportedly given an antibiotic that he reacted to.
Caption: Mike Hagerty at CAO Sopranos Edition during HBO Luxury Lounge – Day 1 at Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/WireImage for Mediaplacement)
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TMZ reports that he had a seizure and went into a coma, but wasn’t able to recover.
Everett confirmed the news of his death last week with a heartfelt tribute to her co-star.
‘With great sadness, the family of Michael G Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles,’ she shared on Instagram at the time.
‘A beloved character actor, his love of his hometown of Chicago and his family were the cornerstones of his life.
‘Mike, a devoted husband, is survived by his wife Mary Kathryn, his sister Mary Ann Hagerty, her wife Kathleen O’Rourke, and their daughter Meg.
‘He will be sorely missed.’
In a follow-up post, full of pictures from their time together, she added: ‘I loved Mike the instant I met him.
‘He was so special. Warm, funny, never met a stranger. We are devastated he has passed.
‘Mike was adored by the entire cast and crew of Somebody Somewhere. Our thoughts are with his wife and family.’
Fans and famous friends flooded social media with tributes to Hagerty, with Wanda Sykes replying: ‘Sending his family, you and the entire cast/crew lots of love. #allfamily.’
Comedy Central actress Amy Sedaris replied: ‘NOOOOOOOOO This is very sad.’
As Sarah Jessica Parker added: ‘No. No. No. no. Oh terrible loss and k will miss him on your show.
‘Heartbreaking. Admired him for years. X [sic].’
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Hagerty’s most famous role came as superintendent Mr Treeger in Friends, alongside Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry.
He also racked up credits in other comedies, including Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Community and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
The late star was also a series regular on other sitcoms, including Fox’s The George Carlin Show between 1994 and 1995, with his last role coming as Ed Miller in Somebody Somewhere.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Mike Hagerty’s reps for a comment.
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