Fred Willard’s wife was by his side throughout his career, offering support as he rose up from the world of improv comedy to notch a career in television and movies, and she remained by his side even during his most difficult moments.
Now, the 71-year-old Mary Willard has died, passing away suddenly this week. Radar Online reported on her passing, which was first related through Los Angeles entertainment reporter George Pennacchio on Facebook.
“Today, I learned my friend, Mary Willard, died unexpectedly last night at the age of 71. She was the loving wife of comedian Fred Willard but Mary was also a firecracker, full of love and laughs. She was kind, generous and supportive of her friends and her causes. May she Rest In Peace.”
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