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John Ritter


John Ritter is ...


Born 17 September 1948 in Burbank
Died 11 September 2003 in Burbank
Age 54 years
Cause aortic dissection

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Father Tex Ritter
Mother Dorothy Fay
Spouse Amy Yasbeck and Nancy Morgan
Child Tyler Ritter and Jason Ritter
Occupation television actor, film actor and stage actor
Awards Theatre World Award

About John Ritter

John Ritter was a beloved actor known for his comedic timing and warm personality. Born on September 17, 1948, in Burbank, California, Ritter was the son of famous country singer Tex Ritter. He began his acting career in the 1970s, appearing in various television shows and films.

Ritter's breakthrough role came in 1977 when he was cast as Jack Tripper in the hit sitcom "Three's Company." The show was a massive success and made Ritter a household name. He won an Emmy Award for his performance in 1984.

After "Three's Company" ended in 1984, Ritter continued to work in television and film. He starred in the TV series "Hooperman" and "Hearts Afire," and appeared in films such as "Problem Child" and "Sling Blade."

Tragically, Ritter passed away on September 11, 2003, at the age of 54. He suffered an aortic dissection while on the set of his TV show "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter." His death was a shock to his fans and colleagues, who remembered him as a kind and talented actor.

Ritter's legacy lives on through his work, which continues to be beloved by audiences around the world. He was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004.


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About Death

On September 11, 2003, Ritter fell ill while rehearsing for 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. He began sweating profusely and vomiting, and complained of having chest pains. He was taken across the street to the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, by coincidence the same hospital where he was born. Physicians misdiagnosed Ritter and treated him for a heart attack; however, his condition worsened. Physicians then diagnosed Ritter with an aortic dissection. Ritter died during surgery to repair the dissection, six days before his 55th birthday.

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