Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

RIP John Ritter

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by tuBass, Sep 12, 2003.


  1. tuBass

    tuBass

    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    This one will get lost in the news of Johnny Cash, but it's still a shocker.
     
  2. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    too bad he was a great actor.
     
  3. LoJoe

    LoJoe

    Sep 5, 2002
    Concord, NC USA.
    Yeah, double whammy today for sure. Like Johnny Cash, I have great memories of "Jack Tripper". When I first joined the Navy back in the mid 70's, we would all gather in the barracks rec room when "Three's Company" came on. Mostly to watch Suzanne Somers jiggle, but who could forget the slapstick mastery of John Ritter as the pretending to be gay Jack Tripper. We would bust a gut every week laughing so hard. RIP.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    Colorado
    This is really sad, he was only 54 years old.

    He was also the voice of Clifford the big red dog. :(
     
  5. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Damn.
    Ritter's new show("8 Rules...") is a hit.
    And it''s funny!

    RIP, John.
     
  6. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    this is truly a shocker!

    i used to watch that show with him and the two chicks in the 80's;

    what a bummer

    :(
     
  7. sgraham

    sgraham

    Aug 30, 2000
    Tyler, TX
    This is a shocker. Ritter was a good actor and
    a very underrated physical/slapstick comedian
    (his idol was Jerry Lewis). He was like a male
    Lucy!

    His father was legendary singing cowboy Tex Ritter
    from Carthage, TX.
     
  8. :(

    Thanks for the laughs.
     
  9. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    I'll say. I barely heard about Johnny Cash and I get this whopper!

    What a sucky day.
     
  10. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Soem type of heart problem I hear... terrible. :(
     
  11. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    He died from a tear in his aeorta (sp?) Unforunately it was undiagnosed. Apparently its a rare condition that can come up suddenly for no reason.

    I think the hardest fact of this is that, this wasn't an ailing actor who was getting on in years, or even a younger person who was sick, on drugs or someone you'd look at and go "well I'm kinda not surprised.." He was in good health, fairly young and probably the biggest thing is that he's still on tv. If he kind of disappeared and was just a "where is he now" it would still be strange. But not as hard as the fact that he was just doing a hit show.
     
  12. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Yup, 2 johns leaving our lives at once... *tear*
     
  13. vegaas

    vegaas

    Nov 6, 2001
    Milwaukee
    Very depressing news today.
    Even though I havent been a big fan of some of his shows since Three's Company, I have pulled for him to suceed just because how much he made me laugh as Jack Tripper. When I was a kid, I wanted to be Jack.
    Very sad indeed. Thanks for laughs John.
     
  14. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    ditto
     
  15. His daughter is a senior at Vassar, I haven't met her, but I see her around. I hope she'll be alright.

    RIP
    :( :( :(
     
  16. I loved the Problem Child movies....what a shame :(
     
  17. He and Johnny Cash are going home together.

    Mike
     
  18. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    I grew up watcing threes company, one of my favorite shows. Seems as though when something like this happens, a part of our childhood dies with it.

    RIP
     
  19. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    I loved Three's Company and I loved John Ritter. I was absolutely heartbroken when I heard he had passed away.

    Goodbye, John.
     
  20. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    RIP Mr. Ritter.

    Thanks for the laughs.