Veteran American comic actor and musician Martin Mull has passed away at the age of 80. Mull died at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday.

His wife, Wendy Mull, confirmed his death on Friday, revealing that he had succumbed to a long illness, although no specific cause was given. His daughter, TV writer and comic artist Maggie Mull, also confirmed the news.

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Maggie Mull expressed her grief in an Instagram post, saying, “My dad will be deeply missed by his wife and daughter, by his friends and coworkers, by fellow artists and comedians and musicians, and—the sign of a truly exceptional person—by many, many dogs.”

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Melissa Joan Hart, who co-starred with Mull in the series ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch,’ paid tribute to him on Instagram, describing him as “a wonderful man who I am better for knowing.”

Mull gained widespread attention in the 1970s through shows such as ‘Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman’ and ‘Fernwood 2-Night,’ and remained active in television and film for over five decades.