Bandaríski leikarinn Rip Torn er látinn. Hann lést á heimili sínu í gær, 88 ára að aldri. Í tilkynningu frá fjölskyldu segir að hann hafi dáið friðsamlega við hlið eiginkonu sinnar og tveggja dætra.
Rip Torn vakti athygli í kvikmyndum á borð við Dodgeball, Freddy Got Fingered og Men In Black. Þá vann hann Emmy-verðlaunin árið 1996 fyrir sjónvarpsþættina The Larry Sanders Show.
Margir hafa minnst hans með hlýjum orðum á samfélagsmiðlum í dag.
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 (@AlbertBrooks) July 10, 2019
I met Rip Torn once, in 1990, on a movie location in NC. "You write science fiction?" he said, teeth in a scary grin. "I was in BEASTMASTER." Then he shook my hand and I ceased to exist for him. That was the start of Mr Wednesday in American Gods. RIP Rip.https://t.co/Fp7fVKtrDp
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) July 10, 2019
You knew Rip Torn was hilarious but did you know he was incredibly handsome when he spoke about union solidarity? Honor his memory by joining a union or masturbating to him in the clip below. https://t.co/J7tLpSp7Kt
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) July 10, 2019
I was lucky enough to work with Rip Torn when I was ten. I had no idea how much he had done, just that he was a nice and interesting guy. What a life.
— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) July 10, 2019
R.I.P., Rip Torn. His performances in DEFENDING YOUR LIFE and THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW are the greatest of all time with no competition. https://t.co/q2hC7UFQ9H
— Ari Aster (@AriAster) July 10, 2019
Worked with Rip Torn. So funny, original and intense. Favorite line of his from “Larry Sanders”: You’re like a Greek God, Larry. Part man, part desk!
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) July 10, 2019
Rip Torn always made me laugh. Artie and Bob Diamond were two utterly unforgettable characters.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) July 10, 2019