John Ritter


Age: 54

Emmy Award-winning comedic actor known best for his role as Jack Tripper in the TV series Three's Company in the 1970's and 1980's, who has worked consistently on TV since in shows like Hooperman, Hearts Afire, Clifford the Big Red Dog and his current series 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, who showed his serious acting on the big screen in films like Sling Blade, Panic, Tadpole, Skin Deep and the upcoming movies Manhood and Bad Santa, and who was the son of country music star Tex Ritter.

Cause of Death: Aortic dissection

Born: September 17, 1948

Died: September 11, 2003

Burbank, California