Actor Rip Torn has died, aged 88 1 week ago

Actor Rip Torn has died, aged 88

He memorably played Patches O'Houlihan in Dodgeball among many other roles.

Actor Rip Torn, who received Oscar and Tony nominations as well as an Emmy Award, has died at the age of 88.

Torn's publicist confirmed that the actor passed away on Tuesday afternoon at his home with his wife, actor Amy Wright, and daughters by his side. No cause of death was given.

For many, Torn will be more memorably known for his comedy roles in the likes of Men in Black, The Larry Sanders Show (for which he won an Emmy), Canadian Bacon, Down Periscope, 30 Rock, and Dodgeball.

Torn has been a constant presence on stage and screen since the mid-1950s and he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1984 for his role in Martin Ritt’s Cross Creek.

As for some of his other film roles, he also starred in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, The Cincinnati Kid, Airplane II, Heartland, and many more.

Comedy legend Albert Brooks was just one of the many people that paid tribute to Torn's talent.