From 2003, one person always accompanied Robert Downey Jr. on movie sets. It was Jimmy Rich, who tragically died on Wednesday, May 5. The actor said goodbye to his friend in a touching entry, and he also commemorated the man Chris Evans.
Robert Downey Jr. says goodbye to his assistant
Downey Jr. posted the news of the “terrible and shocking tragedy” on his social media the day after the incident. An actor at the Jimmy Rich photo gallery reported that the man had died in a car accident. He was 52 years old.
He was a brother, my right hand, an uncle to our children and loved by all who experienced his unique character and wit. Our thoughts are with his relatives, friends, colleagues and fans who knew him as a man to support me at every stage of my recovery, life and career. Again, I send my condolences to his beautiful family and the legacy of hope and redemption for his life will continue.
In the comment section you can find many statements from actors with whom Downey Jr. worked on the set of Marvel films. Among others, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Brolin if Jeremy Renner. Chris Evans, on the other hand, decided to publish a separate entry on the man’s death.
I have no words. Jimmy Rich was unique. He left an indelible impression on everyone he met. […] I send all my love to Jimmy’s friends and family. Remember to hug your loved ones tightly and take the time today to show Downey how many people love him and are here for him during this incredibly dark time.
Jimmy Rich worked with Downey for the first time on a movie Singing Detective in 2003. They have worked together over 20 times, including in all of the Downey films for Marvel.