Emmy Award winner Rip Torn dead at age 88

Rip Torn, best known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Artie on "The Larry Sanders Show," died in his Connecticut home Tuesday.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, he died peacefully with his wife, Amy Wright, and daughters by his side.

Torn also played Zed in the first three "Men in Black" movies and the iconic Patches O'Houlihan in the 2004 comedy "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story."

He received a Tony Award nomination in 1959 during his Broadway career, which spanned decades.

Torn made his film debut in 1957 as a former prisoner of war who breaks down at a court-martial in “Time Limit.” Other film credits included “Sweet Bird of Youth,” ″Critics Choice” and “The Cincinnati Kid.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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