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Thread: Highlander actor, Stan Kirsch ("Ritchie") Died

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    Default Highlander actor, Stan Kirsch ("Ritchie") Died

    Stan Kirsch: Highlander and Friends actor dies aged 51


    • 15 January 2020




    Image copyrightSHUTTERSTOCKImage captionStan Kirsch (left) with Highlander co-star Adrian PaulActor Stan Kirsch, best known for roles in the Highlander TV series and sitcom Friends, has died at the age of 51.
    The star played Richie Ryan in the fantasy sci-fi adventure show, a spin-off from the 1986 film.
    In 1995, Kirsch made a memorable cameo in Friends in an episode titled The One with the Ick Factor.
    He played Ethan, a young man dating Courteney Cox's character Monica, who lied about his age because he was a senior high school student.
    A message on the Stan Kirsch Studios Facebook page read: "We tragically lost our beloved Stan Kirsch on January 11th."
    His widow Kristyn Green added: "I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support."
    After appearing as a child actor, Kirsch took up what would become his signature role on the Highlander TV spin-off in 1992, portraying the teenage Ryan - a streetwise and quick-witted petty thief. The show's official Facebook page also paid tribute, noting his importance to the series and how he "even changed himself physically" to reflect how the character would have had to have survived in the world of "the immortals".



    "Without Stan Kirsch, Highlander: The Series would have been far less," they said. "He brought a sense of humour, kindness and youthful enthusiasm to the character of Richie Ryan for six seasons." Kirsch's final acting role, voicing several characters in the animated series Invincible, came in 2009.

    He made his debut as director and producer in 2004 with the film Straight Eye: The Movie. He went on to found his Los Angeles-based studio and acting school with Green in 2008, helping other actors into screen and stage roles.

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    At first, I thought there was a show called "Highlander and Friends".

    RIP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    At first, I thought there was a show called "Highlander and Friends".

    RIP!
    Sounds like a Saturday morning cartoon rendering of “Highlander” to make it less violent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet View Post
    Sounds like a Saturday morning cartoon rendering of “Highlander” to make it less violent.
    Or a Fox morning show where Highlander doesn't wonder why we can't just behead everyone who pisses us off. [Runs off to Photoshop.....]

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    lol
    i totally remember the highlander movies with christophe lambert but not the tv series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    lol
    i totally remember the highlander movies with christophe lambert but not the tv series.
    Oh! The TV series was awesome! It picked up where the movies left off, pretty much. Adrian Paul as Duncan McLeod. 😉
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    Never watched Highlander, but I just saw the Friends episode he was on yesterday.

    ETA: I’m nosey, so I wanted to know how he died - was he sick, was there an accident, etc. Turns out he hung himself.

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    My mom loved the Highlander (show and movies), so I remember watching him in that role for quite some time when I was a wee lass. I had also just watched his episode of Friends just a couple of weeks ago. This is sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holly View Post
    Never watched Highlander, but I just saw the Friends episode he was on yesterday.

    ETA: I’m nosey, so I wanted to know how he died - was he sick, was there an accident, etc. Turns out he hung himself.
    😥😥. So sad.

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    That episode of Friends, I have to wonder if it would even be made in this day and age? He was so cute on the show.



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