Men in Black star, Rip Torn Dead at 88
Rip Torn, an Emmy-award-winning comedian, and Men in Black star is dead. The comedian who was 88, died peacefully at his home in Connecticut on Tuesday afternoon with his wife and two of his daughters by his side.
Torn who is best known for his role as Artie, a talk show producer, on the HBO show The Larry Sanders Show, starred as Zed in Men in Black in 1997.
“His remarkable career on stage and screen spanned seven decades, ranging from an early career of dark, threatening roles to iconic comedic performances later in life,” his publicist said in a statement announcing his death.
He is survived by his wife Amy, his 6 kids, his sister Patricia, and his 4 grandchildren.