John Ritter

John Ritter, the bumbling and likable comic actor whose television career stretched from the 1970's hit "Three's Company" to the new sitcom "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter," and who starred in the 2000 Broadway hit The Dinner Party, died suddenly in Los Angeles on Sept. 11, 2003, AP reported. Mr. Ritter was taping an episode for "8 Simple Rules," a 2002 hit for ABC, when he collapsed. He was taken to the nearby Burbank hospital Providence St. Joseph. A publicist said he died from a "dissection of the aorta," the result of an unrecognized flow in the main artery from the heart. He was 54.

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  • Born: Sep 17, 1948 in Burbank, CA, USA
  • Death: Sep 11, 2003 in Burbank, CA, USA

Awards

Theatre World
2001 Theatre World Award The Dinner Party Winner