The tragic death of F Troops star Larry Storch

Veteran actor Larry Storch has died at the age of 99, the New York Post reported. In his long career spanning five decades, Storch amassed more than 240 acting credits, per IMDb. According to People, Stork made his acting debut in the 1951 film The Prince Who Was a Thief before making his mark as a star in the industry.

Storch was born in 1923 and is known for his distinctive Bronx accent. He is best known for his roles as Glenn Purcell in the 1974 film Airport 1975, Texas Jack in the 1965 film The Great Race, and Corporal Randolph Agarn in F Troop, which the NY Post called ” short-lived Civil War sitcom. Per Variety, Stork also has a role on the CBS kids show “The Ghost Busters,” where he appeared alongside Forrest Tucker — his co-star on “F Troop.”

In addition to his work in film and television, Storch was also relatively successful as a stage actor, impressionist and voice actor. If you call Larry Storch a master of all disciplines, you are not entirely wrong!

Larry Storch has been dubbed a “Hollywood icon” on Twitter

Fans first learned of Larry Storch’s death in a July 8 post shared on his Facebook page. “It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that our beloved Larry passed away in his sleep overnight,” the post reads. “We are shocked and speechless at the moment. Please remember that he loved each and every one of you and doesn’t want you to cry over his death.” As expected, fans flocked to the comments section, paying tribute and offering their condolences.

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Fans on Twitter also didn’t spare words to express their dismay at Storch’s tragic death. “99 years old. A Hollywood icon. Funny and loveable until the end. You will miss Larry Storch,” wrote actor and voice actor Dave Gold. “So sad to read that Larry Storch has passed,” another person tweeted, before acknowledging the actor’s legacy and work that “will continue to bring us all laughter and happiness.” The same fan noted how much Storch was “looking forward to his 100th birthday.”

Per People, Stork is survived by his 75-year-old daughter, Candace Herman. A cause of death has yet to be announced.