Cape Town – Men in Black actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88.
The actor's publicist Rick Miramontez confirmed the news that he died on Tuesday after at his home with his wife, actress Amy Wright and his daughters by his side, reports The Guardian.
The Academy-award nominated actor who has over 191 credits to his name is best known for his role as Agent Zed in Men In Black and HBO's The Larry Sanders Show.
In 1996 he won an Emmy award for his role in the sitcom.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, he helped launch the career of his cousin Sissy Spacek.
Will Smith, Seth McFarlane, Rob Schneider and Mara Wilson were amongst the celebrities who paid tribute to him on social media.
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Rip Torn always made me laugh. Artie and Bob Diamond were two utterly unforgettable characters.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) July 10, 2019
I feel extremely lucky that I once got to be in the same movie as the incomparable Rip Torn. He is at the height of his powers in this classic Warner Bros film “Payday.” They don’t make em like Rip anymore. pic.twitter.com/p1cPauD3sL— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 10, 2019
I was lucky enough to work with Rip Torn when I was ten. I had no idea how much he had done, just that he was a nice and interesting guy. What a life.— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) July 10, 2019