Community's Richard Erdman, Who Played Leonard, Dead at 93

TVLine | 3/17/2019 | Ryan Schwartz
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Richard Erdman, best known to TV audiences for his recurring role on Community, died on Saturday at the age of 93.

Erdman played octogenarian Greendale student Leonard, who was first introduced in the fifth episode of Season 1, “Advanced Criminal Law.” He’d go on to appear in 53 episodes throughout all six seasons of the NBC-turned-Yahoo sitcom, which ran from 2009-2015.

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It was revealed in the Season 6 premiere that Leonard had attended Greendale since 1975. Erdman’s scenes typically involved the elderly student cracking wise at the expense of Jeff and the study group, before one of them fired back and said, “Shut up, Leonard,” before revealing something utterly ridiculous about him.

“I knew the day we’d have to say goodbye to this lovely man would come sooner than any of us were ready. But knowing that doesn’t make it any easier,” Community star Yvette Nicole Brown wrote on...
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