American actor Peter Scolari, known for playing Henry Desmond on the sitcom Bosom Buddies, passed away after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 66. The news of the actor's demise was confirmed by his manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky of Wright Entertainment to U. S. media. Scolari, who also starred alongside Academy Award winner Tom Hanks in Bosom Buddies, saw the actors appearing as men dressing up as women in order to take shelter in a low-cost women-only apartment. However, the show eventually went on to be cancelled in 1982 after two seasons, with the two actors later collaborating in other projects, including Hanks' directorial debut, That Thing You Do! 

Peter Scolari won an Emmy Award in 2016 for his portrayal of Lena Dunham's on-screen father Tad Horvath on Girls after he was nominated for the honour three times earlier for his role as Michael Harris on Newhart. The actor was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance in Girls. Some of Scolari's other notable acting credits include Commissioner Loeb on Gotham (2015), including Wayne Szalinski on Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show. His most recent role was in the Paramount+ series Evil as Bishop Thomas Marx, while he also appeared on FX’s Fosse/Verdon and Lisey’s Story at Apple TV+. Scolari is survived by his wife, Tracy Shayne and four children, Nicholas, Joseph, Keaton, and Cali. He was previously married to Debra Steagal and Cathy Trien.