ACTOR Rip Torn has died at the age of 88, his publicist confirmed this morning.
The wildman stage and screen legend – who starred in Men In Black and Dodgeball – passed away at home in Lakeville, Connecticut.
1 Men In Black and Dodgeball actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88Credit: AP:Associated Press
He had his wife Amy Wright and daughters Katie Torn and Angelica Page by his side.
Torn – a free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor- had a career spanning seven decades.
He won an Emmy late in his career for his comedy turn on TV’s “The Larry Sanders Show.”
Torn made his film debut in 1957 as a former prisoner of war who breaks down at a court-martial in Time Limit.
Other film credits included Sweet Bird of Youth, Critics Choice and The Cincinnati Kid.
His career on stage and screen spanned seven decades, ranging from an early career of dark, threatening roles to iconic comedic performances later in life.
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