Emmy winning Actor/Comedian, Rip Torn dies at 88


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Emmy-winning actor and comedian, Elmore Rual Torn Jr otherwise known as, Rip Torn has died at 88. No cause of death has been released yet. Rip was best known for his role as Artie on HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show," died Tuesday.

He won an Emmy for his 'Larry Sanders' role, and was nominated 6 more times for it. He was also an Oscar nominee in 1984 for "Cross Creek."


Rip made his film debut in the 1956 film "Baby Doll." From there, he began a prolific and decades-long career on stage and screen.

Torn's work on "The Larry Sanders Show" garnered him a whole new generation of fans, who would go on to enjoy his character work as Zed in the first two 'Men in Black' films. He also had memorable roles on "Will & Grace" and "30 Rock."

He is survived by his wife Amy, his 6 kids, his sister Patricia, and his 4 grandchildren.

TMZ