Friends actor Ron Leibman has passed away from complications of pneumonia at age 82

Veteran actor Ron Leibman has passed away from complications from pneumonia at the age of 82.

The New York City native was best known for winning a Best Actor Tony Award in 1993 for his performance as Roy Cohn in Angels in America.

Fans also know him as the voice of Ron Cadillac in Archer and for playing Rachel’s (Jennifer Aniston) rich and short-tempered father on the hit sitcom Friends. 

RIP: Ron Leibman passed away on Friday, December 6, at the age of 82

RIP: Ron Leibman passed away on Friday, December 6, at the age of 82

RIP: Ron Leibman passed away on Friday, December 6, at the age of 82

The actor’s death was confirmed by his agent at Abrams Artists Agency.

‘We at Abrams Artists Agency are saddened to hear the news of Ron’s passing,’ they said in a statement to The Wrap.

‘Ron was an incredibly talented actor with a distinguished career in film, TV and theatre. Our thoughts go out to his wife, Jessica, and his family.’

Goodbyes: Leibman leaves behind his wife, actress Jessica Walter

Goodbyes: Leibman leaves behind his wife, actress Jessica Walter

Goodbyes: Leibman leaves behind his wife, actress Jessica Walter

Leibman leaves behind his wife, actress Jessica Walter. They had been married since 1983.

The couple got to play husband and wife in the adult TV animated series Archer in 2009. 

He was previously married to actress Linda Lavin from 1969-1981.

Pivotal: Leibman appeared in the Oscar nominated movie Norma Rae, alongside Best Actress winner Sally Field in 1979

Pivotal: Leibman appeared in the Oscar nominated movie Norma Rae, alongside Best Actress winner Sally Field in 1979

Pivotal: Leibman appeared in the Oscar nominated movie Norma Rae, alongside Best Actress winner Sally Field in 1979

The versatile actor has a slew of other credits to his name in television and the stage beginning in 1956 and 1959 respectively.

Along with Friends (1996-2004), he appeared in shows like Police Story, Kaz (1978-79), for which he won an Emmy for his title role in the crime drama, Law & Order (1995-2000) and The Sopranos (2006).

He made his film debut in 1970 in Where’s Poppa?, and went on to appear in The Hot Rock (1972), Norma Rae (1979), Night Falls On Manhattan (1996) and Garden State (2004), among others.

Star-studded: Leibman (second left) also starred with Paul Sand, Robert Redford and George Segal in the 1972 comedy-caper The Hot Rock

Star-studded: Leibman (second left) also starred with Paul Sand, Robert Redford and George Segal in the 1972 comedy-caper The Hot Rock

Star-studded: Leibman (second left) also starred with Paul Sand, Robert Redford and George Segal in the 1972 comedy-caper The Hot Rock

 

 

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