The father of 6 children and the cousin of fellow actor, Sissy Spacek, Torn is best remembered from the Larry Sanders Show. The actor retired in 2012 but came out of retirement in 2016 before retiring again. Rip was married three times and is survived by his current wife Amy Wright, his six children and his grandchildren.
During his career, Torn was said to be difficult to work with. He had a now-infamous fight with Norman Mailer on the set of Maidstone. He even sued the late Dennis Hopper over a story Hopper told on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
In conclusion, Torn worked on a number of television hits during his career including Columbo, Law and Order: Criminal Intent and 30 Rock.
Rip Torn was 88 and died at his home in Connecticut.