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Murray Gershenz at His Store in Los Angeles on August 3, 2009AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes


Character actor Murray Gershenz, best known in recent years for his role as Felix -- aka the old man who makes a (cough, cough) memorable hospital visit -- in "The Hangover," has died of a heart attack. He was 91.

Gershenz, who didn't begin acting until age 80, amassed an impressive resume in his short stint in Hollywood, appearing in films like "The Hangover" and "I Love You, Man" and TV shows such as "Parks and Recreation," "Mad Men," "House," and "Modern Family."

His first love, however, was music, and for decades he ran a record store in Los Angeles specializing in rare recordings. Gershenz was the subject of a 2012 documentary called "Music Man Murray," named after his record shop, about his quest to sell off his 300,000-plus record collection. At the time, Gershenz was hoping to unload his records so he could devote himself full-time to his second career of acting.

Gershenz, whose rep said he was in great shape up until his death, is survived by his three children, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

[via TMZ, L.A. Times]
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