Eddie Driscoll, “Mad Men ”and“ Entourage” Star, Dead at 60

Driscoll's life-long friend, fellow actor Jimmy Palumbo, describes him as "a real talent"

<p>Alamy</p> Eddie Driscoll in 2003.


Eddie Driscoll in 2003.

Eddie Driscoll, an actor best known for his roles on Mad Men, Entourage and Sex and the City, has died. He was 60.

Driscoll’s life-long friend and fellow actor Jimmy Palumbo confirmed his death to PEOPLE. He describes him as "a real talent."

"He could do it all – sing, dance, act, comedy," Palumbo says. "He worked all the time. He was always booking work. Everyone that worked with him loved him."

Driscoll died in Los Angeles on Dec. 15 after a months-long battle with stomach cancer, per Palumbo. "It got tough there at the end, but he was a trooper. He hung on as long as he could."

He suffered a saddle pulmonary embolism, which Yale Medicine notes is "a life-threatening condition characterized by a large blood clot that lodges at the bifurcation of the pulmonary artery, obstructing blood flow to both lungs."

<p>Alamy</p> Eddie Driscoll in 2003.


Eddie Driscoll in 2003.

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The New York native studied acting at the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre in North Palm Beach, Florida alongside stars like Carol Burnett and Reynolds, himself, per The Hollywood Reporter. He went on to act alongside the Boogie Nights star in both movies and TV shows.

Driscoll appeared in Physical Evidence and Breaking In alongside Reynolds, who died in 2018 at age 82. They also co-starred on B.L. Stryker and Evening Shade.

<p>Everett</p> (L-R) Eddie Driscoll and Matthew Glave on 'Mad Men'.


(L-R) Eddie Driscoll and Matthew Glave on 'Mad Men'.

Driscoll went on to make appearances in many hit TV shows, including Desperate Housewives, Mad Men, Entourage, Sex and the City and This Is Us. He also appeared several times on Days of Our Lives and had a recurring role in TNT’s The Last Ship as Randall Croft.

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Driscoll had worked at two karaoke bars in California, Dimples, which is now closed but Palumbo describes as the "first karaoke bar in the world, really," and Fox Fire Room, alongside his acting career.

A memorial in his honor was hosted and Palumbo says "so many people showed up. I call it the underbelly of L.A. showbiz. There were stars in the room, there were working actors, but there was also this underbelly... His friend base was pretty interesting."

Driscoll is survived by his brother, Danny.

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