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John Ritter - Jack Tripper, Three's Company

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John RitterJohnathan Southworth "John" Ritter (September 17, 1948 – September 11, 2003) was an Emmy- and Golden Globe award-winning American actor and comedian best known for his role of Jack Tripper in the sitcom Three's Company.

Death of John Ritter
John Ritter aortic dissection caused by a previously undiagnosed congenital heart defect.  John Ritter was 54 years old at the time of his death.

On September 11, 2003, Ritter collapsed while rehearsing scenes for an episode of 8 Simple Rules that was to have Henry Winkler as a guest star. He was taken across the street from the studio to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where he died hours later, at the age of 54. Ritter died in the same hospital in which he was born. The cause of death was an aortic dissection caused by a previously undiagnosed congenital heart defect; Ritter's father died of a heart attack almost thirty years earlier. Years later Ritter's wife testified in court that he had had concerns for his own health because of the cause of his father's death.

Ritter was interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Jack Tripper Dancing Scene - After taking 2 tranquilizers

John Ritter is my favorite

John Ritter is my favorite person on this list. Also, let us not forget his awesome role in Sling Blade.

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its very sad to lose a loved one in death but at the same time its comforting to know the hope thats in store for us. we will see our dead loved ones again and we wont have to worry about death being an enemy to us all. that is definitely comforting to know to us all. a time when we will no longer have to worry about death, wars, violence, etc all of that will be done away with. we just have to wait patiently and remain faithful to the end. prayers to the ritter family.

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It was a great wholesome and funny show. I wish there were shows like this on in the 2000's. The 60's and 70's was much better in the TV world.

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A classic person....The show was totally awesome

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John Ritter was a great actor. I still watch reruns of Threes Company every night on TVLand. He was so silly and such a loving soul. I was shocked the morning I woke up to hear about his death on the news.

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My husband worked as an extra in the John Ritter movie, Problem Child, which was filmed in Dallas, TX. My husband came home talking about how genuinly kind and respectful John was to everyone. We had been fans of his from watching 3s company, but after my husband worked with him we came to really respect & appreciate him more. His type of celebrity is very rare and he is missed.

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john Ritter....what a great comic talent. I still watch reruns of Threes Company and laugh constantly. He was a great talent and died to young. My heart goes out to his wife and children. I hope he is heaven making the angels laugh.

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John Ritter`s Costar Don Knotts (Mr.Furley)In Three`s Company,Is Not Listed In Hollywood Memoirs. Oversight??

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Hi. How are you?
Thank you for your interest.

I was working on this website this weekend.
I am almost done with year 2006.
I still have these 5 major deaths to cover. 

  • Dennis Weaver 
  • Darren McGavin
  • Don Knotts
  • Al Lewis
  • Chris Penn

Don Knotts is in my to-do list.  * Mister Furley is one of my favorites.

After this, I shall start with December 2005 and back-track famous Hollywood deaths

Happy New Year~! Smile

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Thanks For Honoring Johnny Cash.

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Smile

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I Believe That Johnny Cash And John Ritter Died On The Same day. Why Is There No Story About Him! Was He Overlooked!

Johnny cash died the 12th

Johnny cash died the 12th John Ritter died on the 11th

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Yikes! Coming up in 24 hours, sir. (I'm at my mother's house now) :) Happy New Year~! ### John Ritter is one of my all time favorite. The best. Johnny Cash is pretty cool also. I loved him on the episode of Columbo. I was not aware of their date of death being same. I need to look.

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Hi.

John Ritter died September 11, 2003
Johnny Cash died September 12, 2003

Johnny Cash's page is created, I had to make a short page.  There were too much to list.  The man is a legend.

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