Greys Anatomy and Seinfield star Lou Cutell dies as tributes to actor pour in

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Grey's Anatomy actor Lou Cutell has died aged 91, his friend Mark Furman has announced on Facebook.

The star was best known for his roles in US TV shows like Grey's Anatomy, in which he played Abe, and Seinfeld, in which he starred as Dr Howard Cooperman.

Mark Furman announced the star "went home" in a post on social media, though no official cause of death has been revealed.

The emotional tribute read: "After 91 years, and a great life, my friend Lou Cutell went home. A film, theater, and character actor. Big Larry in Pee Wee's Big Adventure, A** Man in Seinfeld, Abe in Grey's Anatomy S12, E4.

"He took me to Lucille Ball's house in 1986. Rest in peace Lou."

As well as starring in various Broadway plays, Lou became known for TV projects like Betty White's Off Their Rockers, How I Met Your Mother and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

He also appeared in several big screen flicks including 1989's Honey I Shrunk The Kids and Wedding Crashers.

Tributes have already begun pouring in for the late actor, with one fan writing on Twitter: "RIP to "the A**man" of "Seinfeld," and Amazing Larry himself, Lou Cutell."

Another added: "My L.A. dad the AMAZING Lou Cutell (Seinfeld’s #a**man/Pee Wees Amazing Larry) passed away today! Fly high papa."

As someone else posted: "I just saw him in Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster on Svengoolie a couple weeks ago. Always a great look."

Lou began his career back in 1961, starring in the The Young Abe Lincoln musical, playing the role of William Berry.

He got his first TV role in 1964 on The Dick Van Dyke Show, before moving firmly into the Hollywood sphere.

He was born in New York in 1930 to Sicilian parents, and quickly moved to Los Angeles, California to receive his degree from the University of California.

Lou also had plenty of writing credits to his name – he co-wrote and appeared in the Broadway play Sicilian Bachelor, and co-wrote Viagra Falls in 2010.

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