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R.I.P. Jerry Orbach

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Michael Jewels, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. I just heard on the radio that Jerry Orbach, star of Law & Order and Dirty Dancing has just passed away from prostate cancer.

    He was 69.

    R.I.P. Jerry.

    Mike :(
  2. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Wow, that sucks.

    RIP Jerry. :bawl:
  3. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I knew he had cancer, but the report I read on CNN last month said he was doing well and the cancer was under control. :bawl:

    The article also said he was spinning off from Law and Order to star in a new Law and Order series.
  4. Ralphdaddy

    Ralphdaddy Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Chicago, Illinois
    Yeah I heard he was doing great too... that's a shame, he was really a good actor and a staple on that show almost since its inception. I'll drink one for Jerry, he was a good man in my book.
  5. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    He was also a singer/actor in alot of Broadway shows. He was also the voice of the candle thingy in "Beauty and the Beast" (Disney version.)
  6. Yeah, I heard about this. Very sad. :(
  7. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    He was a good actor. he also played alot of Pool,it was his passion, he played with the real Minnesota fats and some other old time great players.
  8. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Holy hell...

    Law & Order kinda sucks without his characters impartial sarcasm... he made the show.

    RIP, Detective.
  9. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    *insert Briscoesque dry witty one liner about unfortunate death by prostate cancer*

    RIP :(

    The show won't be the same without him.
  10. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    Man, he was a helluva an actor. Yea, Law & Order was cool as he was one of the oldest characters (been there the longest) on the show.

    RIP Mr. :( Orbach
  11. Way too much death in the news lately. Tsunami disaster, Reggie now Jerry. So sad... :(
  12. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    He'll be missed. I was a huge fan. RIP.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    A great talent, you could hardly tell he was acting. RIP.
  14. Gard


    Mar 31, 2000
    WInter Garden, FL
    Just like a great musician, a great actor makes it look so effortless that it appears to be completely natural, that ANYONE could do it.

    Jerry was one of those guys.

    Damn, what a shame. :(

    ...somehow, L&E will just not be the same without him around, Dennis Farina is...well...interesting, but there'll never be another Lenny Briscoe.
  15. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003
  16. I'm a big Law and Order fan, it was sad to see him leave the show, and it's really sad to hear of his passing.

    God bless you Jerry.

  17. nick g.

    nick g. Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2003
    Chandler, Arizona
    Major bump for a great actor.

    RIP, Jerry. :bawl:
  18. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Yeah, Jerry Orbach a great, versatile actor. RIP. I always liked the "police" aspect of L & O than the Lawyer part.
  19. Then you weren't paying attention to McCoy's assistants!
  20. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    the blonde chick lawyer is leaving this wednesday...