Robert Downey Jr. Mourns ‘Shocking’ Death Of His Assistant Jimmy Rich


Robert Downey Jr. gave an emotional tribute Thursday to his longtime private assistant Jimmy Rich, who died in a automobile accident a day earlier.

Rich, who was 52, labored with the “Iron Man” star for nearly two decades and left an impression on many stars within the Marvel universe, Deadline noted.


Rich joined Downey on “The Singing Detective” in 2003 and can be his behind-the-scenes “proper hand man” in practically two-dozen films, Variety reported.

Citing the “horrible and stunning tragedy,” Downey wrote on Instagram: “He was a brother, my proper hand man, an uncle to our children and beloved by all who skilled his singular character and wit. Our ideas go to his relations, mates, co-workers, and all of the followers who knew him as the person who supported each step of my restoration, life and profession.

“Once more, my condolences to his lovely household, and the legacy of hope and redemption his life will proceed to signify.”

Marvel additionally mourned Rich’s passing on Twitter.

Mark Ruffalo (the Hulk), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts) have been among the many Marvel actors to supply condolences on Downey’s Instagram web page.

Chris Evans (Captain America) wrote a separate submit, saying Rich “left an indelible impression on everybody he met.”


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