Actor Mitchell Ryan has passed away.
His stepdaughter, Denise Freed, told the Hollywood Reporter that Mitchell Ryan had passed away of congestive heart failure at his Los Angeles home on Friday. He was 88.
Mitchell Ryan Appeared In Many, Many Film Rolls
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Mitchell Ryan appeared in the daytime soap opera “Dark Shadows” as the character of Burke Devlin, but he may be best known for his film roles that included “Halloween,” “Liar Liar,” “Magnum Force,” and “Judge Dredd.” He had over 130 acting credits to his name, which also included appearances in TV series like “Golden Girls,” “Murder, She Wrote,” and “Matlock.”
His “Dark Shadows” costar Kathryn Leigh Scott shared her condolences to Facebook. Scott had played Ryan’s love interest, Maggie Evans, on the vampire drama.
Kathryn Leigh Scott Pays Tribute To Mitchell Ryan: ‘He Was A Great Gift In My Life’
“My sweet, beloved friend Mitch died early this morning,” Scott wrote. “He was a great gift in my life. I cherish my warm memories of his beautiful soul. I’m heartbroken.”
Many fans also took to the comments to express their condolences.
“Oh, this is such terrible, awful news,” one fan commented. “Mitch was an amazing actor and will be terribly missed by fans and colleagues alike. I’m so sorry for your loss, Kathryn, and we share that loss.”
“Great actor, I am actually watching the beginning of the series,” another said. “Sorry for your loss.”
“I’m so sorry to hear this,” another commented. “My deepest sympathies to you and to Mitch’s family.”
“So very sorry to hear this. I always liked him as Burke Devlin,” another shared. “We send our deepest condolences for his family and friends.”
So sad to learn that Mitchell Ryan passed away today.
I’ve been watching dark Shadows in it’s entirety for the first time over the last few months. He was certainly my favorite Burke Devlin, and one of my favorite characters on the show. #darkshadows #mitchellryan pic.twitter.com/Gj2EsrCYGt
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“My deepest condolences, I’m so sorry, he was a wonderful gentlemen whom will be sorely missed,” another said.
Another commented, “Oh Kathryn… I’m so sorry to hear this… how fortunate that you were able to get together with David and Susan and do a final performance together… Met him several years ago at SAG Xmas party; such a nice guy.. prayers and sympathies to you and his family and friends for this loss…”
“How sad!” another wrote. “What a gift that we were all able to share his final performance in the Dark Shadows Christmas Carol production. We will watch it in memory of him going forward.”
“Oh No, I’m so sorry to hear this, such a great actor and person. His character Burke on Dark Shadows was always one of my favorites. So sorry for your loss Kathryn!”
Many Fans Take To Twitter To Share Their Condolences
Sad News. Mitchell Ryan has passed away.. One of the many roles in his prolific career was being the voice of Highfather on Justice League.
Thank you for everything, Mr. Ryan. You will be missed. https://t.co/q6kSNBC6mP pic.twitter.com/LTZ0xfVFbh
— #JLReunion (@AnimatedJL) March 5, 2022
Rest in peace, Mitchell Ryan. The kind of actor that everybody knew from somewhere. To me, he was among the baddest of the bad in ’80s action. Great thing with him was, no matter where you knew him from, he was always one of the best things about it. pic.twitter.com/2iNZzmsgd6
— Jeremy Herbert (@DDayFilms) March 5, 2022
Sad to hear about Mitchell Ryan’s passing. Best known to me as Dr. Wynn from HALLOWEEN 6, I was delighted to see three consecutive movies in theaters in 1997 that he was in—THE DEVIL’S OWN, LIAR LIAR, and (one of my all timers) GROSSE POINT BLANK. Terrific actor. RIP. pic.twitter.com/0Zp4vltsvt
— Matt Serafini (@MattFini) March 4, 2022
Most sincerely sorry to hear that the great Mitchell Ryan has passed. What a great Burke Devlin he was, and what a lovely job he did in “A Christmas Carol.” His career was a gift to the world. https://t.co/1ZmIlZ8BAd
— Roger Collins (@RogerCo05129204) March 5, 2022
Sad to hear of the passing #MitchellRyan at age 88; a familiar face on TV, he co-starred with Clint Eastwood in HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER, was a close friend of Lee Marvin after they worked together in MONTE WALSH, and was General McCallister in LETHAL WEAPON. A true character star. pic.twitter.com/KfTNG2qw4V
— Fred Schaefer (@Fcsnva) March 5, 2022
Very sad 2 hear Mitchell Ryan died at 88 Known 4 action films & dramas, guested on Golden Girls & very funny on Dharma & Greg with the wonderful Susan Sullivan Had the pleasure of talking 2 him on the phone often when I worked at Equity, he was always very nice & friendly RIP pic.twitter.com/nW5ByrRkos
— Fred Maller (@petergfan57) March 5, 2022