Veteran actor James Rebhorn, 65, has died after a long battle with the deadly skin cancer, melanoma. The Meet the Parents actor, was diagnosed with melanoma in 1992 and has received ongoing treatment since. Most recently his condition worsened and he was receiving hospice care in his New Jersey home that he shared with his wife Rebecca.
Melanoma is not as common as most skin cancers, and is far more difficult to treat if not detected early on because of its ability to spread to the lymph nodes and distant organs. In fact, just this year, melanoma will claim 10,000 lives and affect 77,000 Americans who are diagnosed with the deadly cancer, reports the Melanoma Research Foundation.
Rebhorn has been acting for years and was featured in dozens of classic movies, and hundreds of television shows. The actor, survived by wife Rebecca and daughters Emma and Hannah, died on Friday night. He has appeared in Meet the Parents, Scent of a Woman, My Cousin Vinny, and Independence Day, to name only a few. Rebhorn was a familiar face and an amazing actor that won’t be forgotten. He had roles in many popular television shows as well. His IMDb credits are pages long as he has been acting for several years. RIP James Rebhorn (September 1, 1948 – March 21, 2014).