Highlander star Stan Kirsch has died in an apparent suicide. He was 51.
The actor — who played Richie Ryan on six seasons of the hit TV series — was found dead in his Los Angeles home, according to reports.
Officials told reporters that Kristyn Green, the late actor’s wife, found him hanging in their bathroom on Saturday, January 11, in the afternoon. Paramedics quickly arrived, but pronounced Kirsch dead at the scene.
Throughout his career, Kirsch appeared in various projects, including Friends, General Hospital and JAG. He shot his first commercial — for Campbell’s Soup — when he was just 4 years old. In his final years, he worked as an acting coach at his L.A. acting school, Stan Kirsch Studios, which he ran with his wife.
Green — an actress who appeared on Debra Messing’s The Starter Wife — confirmed the news of her husband’s death on her Facebook page.
“I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support. I haven’t been able to respond to all the texts, calls, emails — but have read or listened to every single one of them. I feel surrounded by love and am forever grateful to each and every one of you,” she wrote.