The Canadian actor and comedian known for his role in Joe Dante’s The Burbs passes away in Vancouver at 62.
The Canadian comedian and actor known for his role alongside Tom Hanks in Joe Dante’s The Burbs passed away most recently in Vancouver at the age of 62. The actor was hospitalized due to complications caused by diabetes. He was in the presence of family and friends when he passed away due to undetermined complications.
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The actor died on June 12 and his wife Leslie reported that he was admitted four days earlier suffering from complications from diabetes, but had been "seriously ill for the past five years.". Soon Joe Dante picked up and posted about the actor’s death on Twitter.
He posted RIP Rick Ducommun. He then continued to post older pictures of Rick with the cast of the Burbs and also Gremlins 2 which he acted in as a favor to Dante. Rick was brought to Hollywood after he noticed him in the children’s show Zig Zag.
Ducommun appeared in Die Hard, Groundhog Day and Scream, and had small roles in The Last Boy Scout, Spaceballs and Gremlins 2: The New Batch. He also featured in HBO Comedy specials in 1989 and 1992.
The actors was shown a lot of support following Dante’s tweets and for his role in The Burbs that has now become a classic cult feature.
His wife Leslie said that he would have been very happy for all the support because he loved doing comedy and his work.
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May he rest in peace…