Mountain actor Stan Kirsch dies at age 51 in apparent suicide at his home in Los Angeles
- Stan Kirsch, 51, was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday.
- The Los Angeles coroner ruled that Kirsch was hanged.
- Police sources told TMZ that Kirsch’s wife, Kristyn Green, found him hanging in the bathroom.
- He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
- Kirsch was best known for playing Richie Ryan in Highlander in the 1990s, but he also had appearances at General Hospital and an episode of Friends
- In addition to his acting credits, Kirsch was also a renowned Los Angeles acting coach.
Highlander and General Hospital actor Stan Kirsch died at age 51 after taking his own life at his home in Los Angeles.
The actor was found dead at home on Saturday.
The Los Angeles coroner ruled that Kirsch was hanged.
Police sources told TMZ that Kirsch’s wife, Kristyn Green, found him hanging in the bathroom.
Mountain actor Stan Kirsch (left with Adrian Paul) died at 51 on Saturday after taking his own life at his home in Los Angeles.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
“Tragically we lost our beloved Stan Kirsch on January 11,” said a statement on the official Kirsch Facebook page.
“He was so dear and we are all devastated.”
His wife shared the statement on his own Facebook page and thanked everyone for the “outpouring of love and support.”
“I have not been able to respond to all text messages, calls, emails, but I have read or heard each one of them,” he said.
“I feel surrounded by love and I am eternally grateful to each and every one of you.”
Kirsch was best known for playing Richie Ryan in the television series Highlander for six seasons, from 1992 to 1998.
Police sources say Stan Kirsch’s wife, Kristyn Green, found him hanging in the bathroom of his home in Los Angeles.
Kirsch was known for playing Richie Ryan in Highlander in the 1990s. In addition to his acting credits, Kirsch was also a renowned acting coach in Los Angeles.
The program paid tribute to him on his official Facebook page on Monday, saying that the series would have been much less without him.
‘With great sadness we recognize the death of Stan Kirsch. Without Stan Kirsch, Highlander: The series would have been much less. It brought a sense of humor, kindness and youthful enthusiasm to the character of Richie Ryan for six seasons, ” the statement said.
‘Stan was at a disadvantage compared to other actors who portray immortals in the series. He was never able to have nineteenth-century flashbacks or discuss how things were ‘in his day’.
‘However, Stan turned this situation into an opportunity; providing one of the few performances in the program where a character gradually became a wise, skilled and self-confident individual from episode to episode.
“Although Richie Ryan’s life was interrupted on the show, there was little else to see; Richie Ryan had become his own man, and it was Stan’s performance that made it happen.”
Kirsch appeared in an episode of Friends in 1995 as Ethan, one of Monica’s quotes that she later discovers is a high school student who lies about her age.
Kirsch’s wife, Kristyn, shared a statement on her Facebook page on Monday, thanking people for the “outpouring of love and support” following her death.
Kirsch also had appearances at the General Hospital, JAG and a memorable episode of Friends during the first season of the show.
He appeared in the episode of Friends as Ethan, one of Monica’s quotes who later discovers that he is a high school student who lies about his age.
In addition to his acting credits, Kirsch was also a renowned acting coach in Los Angeles.
He was an actor coach until his death.
His co-star of the General Hospital, Mark Lawson, paid tribute to him after the news of his death, saying that Kirsch was his mentor and how he had prepared him for his first audition.
‘Stan. I’m recovering … until my first year in Los Angeles, ” Lawson said.
You wouldn’t train me at all. You even let me be your coach for a minute. You were my first older brother here. I will never forget. And this is how you will stay.