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Famed Hollywood actor Rip Torn dead at age 88


Longtime stage and Hollywood actor Rip Torn, who appeared in blockbusters such as “Men in Black” and “Dodgeball,” died on Tuesday, his publicist said in a statement.

He was 88.Torn died peacefully at his home in Connecticut Tuesday afternoon with his wife and two of his daughters by his side.

“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.

Torn, who appeared in 10 Broadway productions, starred as Zed in “Men in Black” in 1997. He became most associated with the character Artie, a talk show producer, on the HBO show “The Larry Sanders Show.”

Later, he starred as Patches O’Houlihan, a wheelchair-bound dodgeball coach in the cult classic, “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.”

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