Felicity and Dallas star Erich Anderson dies aged 67 after 'brutal' cancer battle as tributes pour in

Erich Anderson in suit in the film A Wedding
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Felicity and Dallas star Erich Anderson has sadly died, following a cancer battle at 67, his wife has confirmed.

The actor was known for his role as Dr. Edward Porter, for nine episodes in TV drama Felicity in the 90s.

Erich also starred in hit TV series, Dallas, Melrose Place, and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Movies in his credits include Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter movie, Bat*21 and Unfaithful.

His wife, actress Saxon Trainor took to her Instagram account to share the sad news of his death, after a ‘brutal struggle’ with cancer with her followers.

Erich Anderson looking forward smiling
Erich Anderson sadly died after a 'brutal' cancer battle -Credit:(Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)

Alongside a picture of her husband, the 60-year-old emotionally penned: “My husband Erich died this morning. I am sharing my brother-in-law Michael O’Malley’s words as I am too bereft now to write anything.” The couple had been married since 2003.

Quoting her brother-in-law, she wrote: “My brother in law Erich Anderson passed this morning after a brutal struggle with cancer.

"He had a long successful career as an actor—he was on that old show 30 something; he was Felicity’s father on Felicity; he was killed in a basement in a Friday the 13th movie: he was on Star Trek and dozens of other shows.

“He was a smart and funny guy, a fantastic cook; he wrote three great novels which you can find on Amazon. I’ll miss him but his ordeal is over," the statement emotionally concluded.

Fans and friends took to the comments of the post as tributes poured in for the star, as well as condolences to Saxon.

“Erich was a wonderful actor and I'm sure a great person to those who knew him. He was always so striking in his scenes. My condolences,” penned one.

Another wrote: “I’m so sorry for your loss Saxon. Sending you all the love and comfort.”

Erich Anderson with child
The actor starred in hit TV series including Dallas -Credit:Photo by Paramount/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock

“God bless Erich. Saxon, you are loved so deeply,” penned basketball player Everett Osborne.

The late actor’s Felicity co-star Eva Gordon also took to her Instagram page to post tribute, writing there ‘was no one like him.’ Alongside a picture of the two, she penned: “My beautiful friend, Erich Anderson, has said goodbye.

“He was a magnificent part of the world. I loved him. I wish you’d known him, there was no one like him. So funny, so open to whatever the day brought him, so wickedly cynical and joyous at once.

“After JJ and Matt on Felicity made us get divorced, I saw him less on set, but was always happy when we found each other in LA, we’d hang out and talk for hours. He was so smart,” Eva continued.

“Ah, look at this Erich, I’m using the past tense. My friend, I hope I see you again in dreams and other dimensions. Fly high, my friend,” she emotionally concluded.