'Bosom Buddies' Star Peter Scolari Dead at 66 from Cancer

After a long battle with cancer, Peter Scolari, the famous co-star alongside Tom Hanks on "Bosom Buddies," has died.
Peter's representatives announced that he had died Friday morning. He'd been diagnosed 2 years ago with cancer, but it seems that he kept this news secret.

Peter and Tom were first introduced to each other on ABC's sitcom "Bosom Buddies", which was released in 1980. They remained close friends through their lives. Peter was a costar on "Newhart" before he played Lena Dunham’s dad on "Girls." In 2016, he won his first Emmy for this role.

Hanks and Scolari portrayed two single men who pretended to be women in order to live together in an NYC apartment. The plot isn't up to modern standards.

Peter was also a part of "Murphy Brown," the West Wing, "ER," and Ally McBeal. He was also a star in many Broadway plays, such as "Hairspray", "Wicked" and "The West Wing."

His wife and 4 children survived him.

Peter was 66.