I think The Lost Boys was the first film that got me interested in film making. I mean, Star Wars gave me a love of cinema and sci-fi, but for some reason, the moment Edward Herrmann’s character gave a kid a green lollipop (meaning he could leave) and gave Dianne Weist’s character a red one (meaning he was claiming her) did something to me. Yeah, it’s not deep, but it was fun. It started something for me. So it is with a heavy heart that I report that Herrmann has passed away at the age of 71 after a long battle with brain cancer, according to Buzzfeed News.
Herrmann was also known for his work as Richard Gilmore on The Gilmore Girls and Franklin D. Roosevelt in Eleanor and Franklin and the sequel Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years, for which he was nominated for two Emmys. Rest in peace, sir.