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John Ritter

Born: 1948-09-17 - Died: 2003-09-11
Cause of Death:
Aortic Dissection


Death Summary: John Ritter died from an aortic dissection caused by a congenital heart defect.

He died in the middle of the second season of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, a show that he was the star of.

Ritter's wife Amy Yasbeck (of Wings fame) filed a lawsuit against the doctors who had treated Ritter, but the jury ruled in favor of the doctors, though she still got $14 million out of court from other defendants.

Who was John Ritter : John Ritter was an American actor and comedian most famous for his role as Jack Tripper on the sitcom Three's Company (a show that also featured the late Don Knotts).

He had also appeared in a number of movies such as Sling Blade, Stay Tuned, Problem Child, Bride of Chucky, and the TV Movie of Stephen King's IT (which also featured the late Jonathan Brandis) before returning to sitcoms with 8 Simple Rules.
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