Bit of sad news to finish out 2014 with, folks.

Edward Hermann has passed away, who may be better known to audiences as Richard Gilmore from Gilmore Girls or Richie Rich's dad - or if you're really showing your age, The Lost Boys.

He was the guy who the mother was dating and then (spoilers) turned out to be a vampire.

The veteran actor had been suffering from brain cancer before passing away on the evening of New Year's Eve.

He was 71 and survived by his second wife and three children.