Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Rip Torn dead: Men In Black and Dodgeball actor dies aged 88

Rip Torn

Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Rip Torn has died aged 88.
Rip was a character actor best known for roles in Men In Black, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and TV’s The Larry Sanders Show.
He died on Tuesday afternoon at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut with his wife, Amy Wright, and daughters Katie Torn and Angelica Page by his side.
No cause of death was given.
Texas-born Rip, whose quirky name helped cement his face in the minds of audiences, enjoyed a career spanning seven decades.
Tributes have been paid to Torn, who won an Emmy Award for his work on The Larry Sanders Show and earned the Oscar nomination for 1984 film Cross Creek.
Will Smith, who appeared alongside Torn in two Men In Black films, shared a picture of the pair together on screen, along with the caption: “R.I.P. Rip.”