(WGHP) — An actor has passed away from an extended cancer battle.

TMZ reports that Peter Scolari, 66, who starred alongside Tom Hanks in the sitcom “Bosom Buddies,” has died. He was diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago but kept the diagnosis private.

Scolari was put on the map, along with Hanks, in 1980 with the ABC sitcom “Bosom Buddies”. He then co-starred on “Newhart”. His most recent role was on HBO’s “Girls”, a role for which he won an Emmy.

Scolari also had roles in “Murphy Brown,” “The West Wing,” “ER,” and “Ally McBeal.” He also found success in several Broadway plays and he’s survived by his wife and their 4 children.

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