The legendary actor, Elmore Rual Torn Jr. alias Rio Torn, is mainly known for his role in the hit “Men in Black” has passed away at 88. We learned that he breathed his last in his own house, Lakeville in Connecticut. He had his entire family by his side during his demise. The cause of death has not come to the fore yet.
His Years on Television
It is believed that the actor has spent seven decades on television, theatre, and acting. Rip Torn made his debut in the year 1956 in a film named “Baby Doll.” An adage that runs by his name is, “Play drama as comedy and comedy as drama.” he is also well remembered till date for his role as Zed in the first two films of Men in Black. He is also memorable for his roles in Will Grace and 30 Rocks.
A Deluge of Awards
Torn has an Emmy award to his name. He has appeared on Broadway ten times. He had also been nominated for playing a role in Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth in the year 1959. The award that he had secured for this particular role was Tony award. He had also played Marsh Turner in 1983 in a film named Cross Cheeks for which he had earned my award. He was nominated six times for the Emmy award for his Larry Landers show on HBO.
Rip Torn’s Family
Though nothing much is known about his family, he has six children, his wife, his sister Patriarca and four grandchildren.
The reaction of his Fans
Though it is not very shocking a demise as the actor has passed away in a standard age. However, fans are upset by the news. He has etched his image in everyone’s mind by his fantastic acting skills. Hollywood has lost another legendary actor. This loss has taken place shortly after the demise of a well-known musician Joah Gilberto. It seems like dark clouds have gathered over Hollywood. It has seen a loss of some pioneering artists, the substitution of whom is impossible.