Rip Torn of The Larry Sanders Show Fame Dies at 88
Rip Torn (Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons)

American actor Rip Torn died at 88. The actor died at his residence with his wife and Stardust Memories actress by his side. His daughters Katie and Angelica to were present when he passed away in Lakeville, Connecticut. He is best known for his role of Artie on The Larry Sanders Show. He was also nominated for his role as Marsh in 1984 Martin Ritt drama Cross Creek. Cameron Boyce’s Autopsy Results Are Out, but Cause of Death Is Still Not Clear.

The actor's actual name is Elmore Rual Torn Jr and got named as Rip due to the family tradition. He was called by the same name in the industry too. Actor Seth McFarlane tweeted, "Rip Torn always made me laugh. Artie and Bob Diamond were two utterly unforgettable characters." Here are a few fan tweets.

For The Larry Sanders Show, the actor wrote six consecutive Emmy award nominations as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and won the award once (1996). That made him a household name in no time and fan favourite too. His other known performances are in Coming Apart (1969), a college professor in The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), an egomaniacal record producer who seduces a young blonde in Forty Shades of Blue (2005).