ACTOR JOHN RITTER DIES
Actor John Ritter, who gained fame playing bumbling and lovable characters in a pair of television comedies decades apart, has died, a representative says.
Ritter was best known for his portrayal of Jack in the 1970s situation comedy 'Three's Company' and recently he starred in the series '8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter', a centrepiece of broadcaster ABC's upcoming fall schedule.
John was also involved in a number of genre related movies and TV specials such as Stephen King's It and the horror/comedy Stay Tuned. In recent years he had also appeared in films such as Bride of Chucky, TripFall and Terror Tract.
The cause of death was a dissection of the aorta, the result of an unrecognized flaw in his heart, said his publicist, Lisa Kasteler. Ritter died at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday. He was 54.
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