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Scent of a Woman star, James Rebhorn, has died on Friday, at the age of 65. He was diagnosed with melanoma in 1992, but continued working until last month.
“He fought it all this time. He died [on] Friday afternoon at his home in New Jersey, where he had been receiving hospice care for a week and a half.” Dianne said.
James had a prolific career that started in 1951, with TV series Search for Tomorrow and he continued to star in many notable movies. In 1992, Rebhorn starred in My Cousin Vinny and the legendary Scent of a Woman, with Al Pacino. He continued with cult Carlito’s Way a year later, Independence Day in 1996 and Meet the Parents in 2000.
However, he didn’t only star in big screen projects, but in many theatre productions as well, including Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, I’m Not Rappaport and Twelve Angry Men, and TV series Homeland, White Collar, Seinfeld and Law & Order.
Shortly after the news hit headlines, many of James’ colleagues and associates paid their tributes via social network sites. Jason Alexander, James’ colleague from US sitcom Seinfeld wrote, “RIP James Rebhorn, a lovely man and a terrific actor.”
Director Roland Emmerich tweeted, “It’s a sad day. I just learned James Rebhorn passed. Such a great talent and always a joy to work with. RIP.” followed by Mike Birbiglia, stating “So sad to hear about the passing of James Rebhorn. He played my dad in Sleepwalk With Me. I feel so lucky to have known such a great person.”
Rebhorn had more than 100 screen credits, with theatre roles including Broadway productions of 12 Angry Men and Our Town.
Rest in peace James Rebhorn, you will be missed.