Robert Downey Jr. And ‘Avengers’ Cast Mourn Death Of Assistant Jimmy Rich



The Avengers are mourning the of a beloved

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Robert Downey Jr. shared that , who was aged 52, was in a fatal car accident at 8 p.m on Wednesday, May 5, on Instagram. 

“This is not news. This is a terrible and shocking tragedy,” the 56-year-old captioned the post. 

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“Again, my condolences to his beautiful family, and the legacy of hope and redemption his life will continue to represent. Peace Be Unto You,” he concluded. 

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and Rich met in 2003 on the set of The Singing Detective, and since then Rich worked as Downey’s assistant on 22 feature-length projects, which includes all of the Marvel films Downey played Iron Man in, Variety reported. 

Downey’s MCU costars took to the comments to offer their condolences. 

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“Such a tragedy. Such a good man,” Mark Ruffalo wrote. “I have known him almost as long as I have known you, . Breaks my heart to have Jimmy go over to the other world. You will be missed Jimmy. Thanks for always being real, always being there to lend a hand and showing the way of light forward to so many people. Another sad day.” 

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“Oh no! 😢 I’m so sorry man. Im praying his family, you and yours. That sucks so bad. I’m so sorry to hear that. He was awesome. Such a tragedy,” Chris Pratt said. 

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“So sorry mate . Absolutely Heartbreaking .Such a wonderful human. He’ll be missed,” Chris Hemsworth wrote. 

Captain America star Chris Evans also posted a tribute for Rich. 

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He continued, “I’m sending all my love to Jimmy’s friends and family. Be sure to hug your loved ones tightly and please take the time today to show Downey how many people love him and are here for him during this incredibly dark time.”

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Marvel Studios also honored the late staffer. 

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