Mike Hagerty, who played building superintendent Mr Treeger on US sitcom Friends, has died at the age of 67.

The actor's many TV credits also included appearances on Cheers, Community, Somebody, Somewhere, CSI, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Glee, Boston Legal, Ghost Whisperer and Seinfeld.

He memorably featured in a Friends episode where Joey became Mr Treeger's ballroom dance partner.

Relatives of the star have paid tribute to the star, saying he would be "sorely missed".

Speaking on social media, his co-star Bridget Everett said: "With great sadness, the family of Michael G. Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles. A beloved character actor, his love of his hometown of Chicago and his family were the cornerstones of his life.

"Mike, a devoted husband, is survived by his wife Mary Kathryn, his sister Mary Ann Hagerty [and] her wife Kathleen O’Rourke, and their daughter Meg. He will be sorely missed."

Second City Chicago actor Sean Masterson wrote: "RIP Mike Hagerty. Funny, sweet and a total pro. Thanks for the decades of laughs."

Writer Will Harris said: "I’m extremely saddened to hear that Mike Hagerty has passed away. I wanted so badly to do a Random Roles with him for the AV Club, but even though he was a Chicago guy, the pitch was a no-go.

"Most depressing is that we were supposed to do an interview for my Substack newsletter when SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE premiered, but due to a scheduling issue, it never happened…and now it never will. #RIPMikeHagerty."

The Chicago Sun Times TV critic, Richard Roeper added: "Sad to hear of the passing of Second City stalwart and character actor Mike Hagerty, recently seen as the dad on Somebody Somewhere on HBO. Mike had the classic Chicago mustache and accent, and a natural onscreen presence. He always came to play."