Award-winning actor Rip Torn has passed away at the age of 88. A rep for the actor confirmed the news saying the Larry Sanders Show star passed away Thursday afternoon at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut.
He was surrounded by his wife Amy Wright, and daughters Katie Torn and Angelica Page at the time of his passing.
Aside from his immediate family, Torn is survived by sister Patricia Alexander and four grandkids: Elijah, Tana, Emeris and Hannah.
Rip won an Emmy for his portrayal of producer Arie on the HBO series. He is also known for his work on the Great White Way. He was also a Tony-animated performer appearing in several Broadway shows.
Torn was famously nominated for an Oscar for portraying the hard-drinking father Marsh opposite Mary Steenburgen in the 1984 Martin Ritt drama Cross Creek. He wowed audiences as Artie on the Larry Sanders Show, also starring Garry Shandling as a neurotic late-night TV talk-show host.
The HBO series ran from 1992-98, with Torn receiving a nomination every year, winning in 1996. The Hollywood Reporter writes the role was based on Fred De Cordova, the longtime producer of Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show.