James Rebhorn, popularly known for his role on hit show Homeland, has passed away. Read on for the sad facts on the accomplished actor’s death.
1. He Died in His Home on Friday
On March 21, 2014 James Rebhorn passed away in his South Orange, New Jersey home with his family around him, as reported by TMZ.
His wife Rebecca says James insisted on working despite his condition … right through his theater performance in January.
Rebhorn was 65 years old.
2. Skin Cancer Was the Cause of Death
RIP James Rebhorn, great character actor in two of my favourite films, Independence Day and The Game. pic.twitter.com/QDNsvW0yWB
— Geoffrey (@geoffrey) March 23, 2014
Apparently, skin cancer has been a long battle for Rebhorn and his wife has opened up to TMZ about the status of the actor’s condition prior to his death.
Rebhorn’s wife Rebecca tells us the actor was diagnosed with melanoma in 1992 … and he’s been getting treatments ever since. We’re told his condition drastically worsened recently and he began receiving hospice care at his New Jersey home.
3. Rebhorn Played Claire Danes’ Father on Homeland
The way things were left on Homeland was that Claire Danes wanted to put her unborn child up for adoption, but her father was against it and insisted that he raise her baby. As Rebhorn played Danes’ father Frank Matheson on the show, it is uncertain what will happen on the show now.
4. He Put the Cast of Seinfeld in Jail
For those who remember the series finale of Seinfeld, Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine were all thrown in jail at the end. Rebhorn played the lawyer who sent them to the big house. Check out the above clip.
5. Rebhorn Has Been Acting for Over Five Decades
Sad news about James Rebhorn. No matter the role, he was always comforting to watch. Effortless.
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) March 23, 2014
Whether you’re familiar with Rebhorn’s name or not, you’ve seen him in countless roles on Broadway, television and film. CNN writes:
Rebhorn was one of those busy actors sometimes referred to as “that guy.” Tall and gangly, he had a face that served him well as a villain or corrupt politician.