WASHINGTON — The actor John C Hanks is the latest to die from complications from complications of pneumonia.
The actor, who died Saturday in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, was 65.
The cause of death was pneumonia.
He was surrounded by family and friends at his funeral.
Hacks was known for playing a character called the “Mr. Fixit” on “Seinfeld,” as well as on television shows such as “Breaking Bad,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The West Wing.”
His last movie, “The Fix,” won the award for best picture.
Hanks was best known for portraying the title character in the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.”
He played Hanks’ friend Jim Parsons on the show.
Hacks’ career also spanned the film and television worlds.
He starred in several episodes of “The X-Files” and appeared in the television movie “I Saw Her Standing There.”
He also wrote the screenplay for “Seek and Destroy,” a documentary on the Vietnam War that won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Documentary Filmmaking.
Hans Zimmer, who played the title role on the sitcom, said in a statement that he had the best and most meaningful relationship with the actor.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Nancy Hanks; their two sons, Jonathan and Daniel; and his daughters, Lauren and Lauren Lyda.
The couple also have three grandchildren.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.