Joe Flaherty, famed 'SCTV' star and comedian, has passed away at age 82 after a brief illness, according to his daughter.

Joe Flaherty, a comedian and a founding member of the Canadian sketch series 'SCTV', has died at the age of 82 following a brief illness, as stated by his daughter. He earned Emmys for his writing on 'SCTV' in 1982 and 1983 and was known for his roles in 'Happy Gilmore' and 'Freaks and Geeks'. Flaherty, who was deeply connected to Toronto, also served as an artist-in-residence at Humber College.