Comedian Rip Torn has died, aged 88: Will Smith leads tributes to Men In Black co-star
10 July 2019, 10:17 | Updated: 11 July 2019, 10:04
Rip Torn has died at the age of 88, it has been confirmed today.
Rip is survived by his third wife, actress Amy Wright, with whom he had two children.
He was previously married to the actress Geraldine Page, with whom he had three children, and Ann Wedgeworth, with whom he also had a child.
The actor co-starred alongside Will Smith in the Oscar-nominated 1997 Men In Black film and its first sequel in 2002.
The late star was also best known for his characters in The Larry Sanders Show, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and 30 Rock.
Will took to Instagram to pay tribute to his former colleague, sharing a photograph of the pair in Men In Black along with the caption: "R.I.P. Rip."
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane tweeted: “Rip Torn always made me laugh. Artie and Bob Diamond were two utterly unforgettable characters.”
Alec Baldwin, who worked with Rip on 30 Rock, posted: “He was a deeply committed, phenomenal actor. See you down the road, Rip. You wonderful madman.”
Rip died at his home with his wife Amy, daughters Katie Torn and Angelica Page by his side.
The cause of Rip’s death has yet to be confirmed.