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Hollywood veteran Rip Torn died due to Alzheimer s dementia

The cause of veteran actor Rip Torn s death has been revealed. Torn, best known for starring in Men in Black franchise, died in July this year at the age of 88. According to a copy of his death certificate, obtained by TMZ, Torn died due to Alzheimer s dementia. The documents showed that the actor had been fighting the progressive disease that affects a person s memory and mental functions for years . His body was buried in Poughkeepsie, New York, the certificate further stated. Torn was known for his stage and screen presence that spanned a total of seven decades. He was best known for starring in critically-acclaimed features Cross Creek and Sweet Bird of Youth . He transitioned into comedy with his legendary role as the ethically challenged television producer in HBO s The Larry Sanders Show, which scored him an Emmy.


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