American actor and comedian Rip Torn, the versatile actor who had established himself in all platforms of entertainment, be it theatre,Television and films, passed away at 88.
According to reports,Torn died on Tuesday at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut. However, the cause of his death has not been disclosed yet.
The actor in his career spanning over six decades, appeared in ten Broadway plays (and directing one), more than eighty feature films, and dozens of television shows. He is best known for his role in HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show” and Men In Black franchise.
Born as Elmore Torn, he adopted the name ‘Rip Torn’ in his early teenage years, following his family’s tradition. Initially, his name became a subject of ridicule and bullying. However, the free-spirited actor went on to make his debut with 1956 film Baby Doll. Torn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Cross Creek. He was nominated six times for ‘The Larry Sanders Show’ and won in 1996. He was also honored with American Comedy Award, two Cable ACE Awards and Satellite Award for his work.
May his soul rest in peace.