While fans couldn't be more excited for the upcoming Gilmore Girls revival to hit Netflix, there's a bit of a dark cloud surrounding the upcoming episodes in light of Edward Herrmann's passing. The beloved Richard Gilmore actor sadly died on Dec. 31, 2014 after battling brain cancer, and today would have been his 73rd birthday.

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Both Lauren Graham and Kelly Bishop recently took to Instagram to pay tribute to their TV dad and husband respectively.

Lauren posted the photo below with the caption, "Miss this, happy birthday Dad. (Edward)."


Kelly chimed in, posting the photo below with the caption, "Happy birthday Edward, you were a true inspiration. You're loved and missed by all."

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Crying yet? We know we are!

Happy Birthday Edward. We miss you!