Today is a sad day for the acting world, as one of its biggest stars, Rip Torn, has sadly passed away aged eighty-eight.
You'll probably know Torn for his roles in Men In Black, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and The Larry Sanders Show, which earnt the star an Emmy Award, although his groundbreaking early work in the 1984 film, Cross Creek, also earnt the star an Oscar nomination.
As the devasting news of his passing broke today, tributes have already started pouring in for the actor and comedian from many of his celebrity friends as well as heartbroken fans.
The texas-born star enjoyed a career spanning 7 decades.With his quirky name and undeniable humor, the star plummeted to fame in the '80s after starring in Cross Creek and has since enjoyed a successful career both on stage and on-screen.
But, sadly, the star's publicist has announced that he passed away on Tuesday afternoon.According to publicist, Rick Miramontez, the actor died at home with his wife, Amy Wright, and daughters, Katie Torn and Angelica Page, by his side. As of now, no cause of death has been given.
Acting legend, Will Smith, was amongst those leading the tributes to Torn today.
American Gods author, Neil Gaiman, also paid tribute.
I met Rip Torn once, in 1990, on a movie location in NC. "You write science fiction?" he said, teeth in a scary gri… https://t.co/OLtWrmvf9i— Neil Gaiman (@Neil Gaiman)1562734906.0
Fans were heartbroken to hear the news.
I just found out Rip Torn passed away and I'm so heartbroken. I adore this man. 💔 Rest peacefully Rip and thanks fo… https://t.co/Kmug7Hn90h— Penelope Taynt (@Penelope Taynt)1562728717.0