Martin Mull, a beloved comedian and versatile television star, died at the age of 80 on Thursday, June 27. Known for his roles in “Clue,” “Roseanne,” and “Fernwood 2 Night,” Mull passed away at home after a long battle with illness, his daughter Maggie Mull announced on Instagram.

A Remarkable Career

Mull’s career spanned over six decades, showcasing his talent in various creative disciplines. He was celebrated for his roles in numerous television shows, including “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman,” “Fernwood 2 Night,” “Roseanne,” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” and “Arrested Development.” He was particularly known for playing egotistical characters unaware of their shortcomings, such as Barth Gimble in “Fernwood 2 Night.”

In addition to his television success, Mull appeared in nearly 40 films. Notable roles included Colonel Mustard in the 1985 comedy “Clue,” Mr. Mom, and Justin Gregory in “Mrs. Doubtfire.” His portrayal of Principal Willard Kraft on “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” from 1997-2000 remains memorable to many fans.

A Multi-Talented Artist

Beyond acting, Mull was also a talented musician and recording artist. He released eleven albums of humorous music during the 1970s and performed alongside notable musicians like Randy Newman and Bruce Springsteen. His comedic sensibility was also evident in his Red Roof Inn commercials, a joke his daughter mentioned he would have found amusing.

A Heartfelt Goodbye

Maggie Mull shared a touching tribute to her father on Instagram: “I am heartbroken to share that my father passed away at home on June 27th, after a valiant fight against a long illness. He was known for excelling at every creative discipline imaginable and also for doing Red Roof Inn commercials. He would find that joke funny. He was never not funny.”

“My dad will be deeply missed by his wife and daughter, by his friends and coworkers, by fellow artists and comedians and musicians, and—the sign of a truly exceptional person—by many, many dogs. I loved him tremendously,” she added, accompanying her words with a black-and-white photo of her father.

A Legacy of Laughter and Art

Off-screen, Mull was an accomplished painter. He earned a master’s degree in painting in the late 1960s and exhibited his work in galleries across the country throughout his life. His legacy extends beyond his performances, leaving a lasting impact on the worlds of comedy, music, and art.

Martin Mull is survived by his daughter Maggie and his wife. His contributions to entertainment and his unique comedic voice will be remembered and cherished by many.