Earlier this year, actor Rip Torn 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, tributes have already poured in for the actor and comedian from many of his celebrity friends as well as heartbroken fans.
And now Torn's cause of death has been confirmed and his death certificate made public.
The Texas-born star enjoyed a career spanning 7 decades.With his quirky name and undeniable humor, the star rocketed 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 passed away in July of this year.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.
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
Many stars offered tibutes to Rip.Including Family Guy's Seth McFarlane, who called him "unforgettable."
Rob Schneider also shared on social media.
I feel extremely lucky that I once got to be in the same movie as the incomparable Rip Torn. He is at the height of… https://t.co/4dzOVmFuKo— Rob Schneider (@Rob Schneider)1562733347.0
Seth Rogen was another to speak out.
Rip Torn was incredible. His work on The Larry Sanders Show was hysterical but nothing is better than the way he sa… https://t.co/F2k7MFvrHL— Seth Rogen (@Seth Rogen)1562745064.0
Rob Lowe also happily remembered working alongside the star.
Worked with Rip Torn. So funny, original and intense. Favorite line of his from “Larry Sanders”: You’re like a Gree… https://t.co/mKwQT6vsJR— Rob Lowe (@Rob Lowe)1562741402.0
Actor Albert Brooks also offered condolences.
R.I.P Rip Torn. He was so great in Defending Your Life. I'll miss you Rip, you were a true original.— Albert Brooks (@Albert Brooks)1562726623.0
And now more details have been revealed.
via: ShutterstockFor several months, Torn's cause of death had been kept under wraps.
Images of Torn's death certificate have surfaced.
via: ShutterstockAnd they confirm that the star died "due to (or as a consequence of) Alzheimer's dementia."
He was diagnosed years before.
via: ShutterstockBut it eventually claimed his life at his home in Connecticut this summer.