The actor, the voice artist, and the comedian Rip Torn heaved his last breath Tuesday at his residence in Lakeville, Connecticut. The talented person who had so many feathers to his crown left the world mourning for his sudden demise. The industry lost a great actor, indeed.
Rip Torn is popularly known for his stellar performance in the film Men In Black in the role of Cheif Zed. He also made amazing contributions to The Larry Sanders Show, and he was nominated for six Emmy Awards for his role Artie. The man’s versatility and talent are, no doubt, unparallel.
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We say Goodbye to actor, Rip Torn (born Elmore Rual Torn, Jr.), who passed away today. Disney Animation fans know him as the voice of ‘Zeus’ in HERCULES and the subsequent video games; and he’s known for film appearances in three of the “Men in Black” cinema series; and on television, he was best known as ‘Arthur’ in “The Larry Sanders Show” and appeared in the 1999 WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY production, “Balloon Farm.” Our condolences go out to Mr. Torn’s family, friends, and colleagues.
He had a seven-decade career in film and television industry and his popularity never gone down for a single moment. Rip Torn once explained about his magnificent craft saying that he plays drama as comedy and comedy as drama. In the film Cross Creek, he played the amazing role of Marsh Turner, and for this, he was nominated for Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor.
He Is No More
This distinguished actor praised and awarded for his extraordinary talent was a man of a free spirit. His publicist Rick Miramontez revealed that on Tuesday afternoon Torn passed away. His wife Amy Wright and daughters Katie Torn and Angelica Page were by his side. Industry stars have expressed their condolence for the tragic death of such a great actor. However, no exact cause of death has been revealed yet.
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“We’re not hosting an intergalactic keggar here!” #RIP #RipTorn #MIB #Dodgeball #Actor #Comedian
Will Smith who was a co-actor in the film Men In Black with Torn paid his heartiest tribute to this genius personality on Instagram posting a picture of them.
The Real Name
Torn was born with the name Elmore Rual Torn. But the actor changed his name to Rip following the traditions of his father and uncle.
His performance was top notch and he even is ranked among the best actors Hollywood such as Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, and James Dean.
Rip did not end his career soon. He was a voice artist in the animated film ” Bee Movie”.
He was found dead by his family at his home and the reason behind his death is Still not Released. Such a great loss is extremely shocking. We hope your soul rests in peace Torn. #RIP Rip Torn.