Robert Downey Jr. sadly says goodbye to Jimmy Rich, his long-time assistant and close friend.
“This is not news,” shared the “Avengers” star on Instagram, accompanying some photos of Rich. “This is a shocking and terrible tragedy.”
According to Downey, Rich died in a fatal car accident on Wednesday.
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“He was a brother, my right hand man, an uncle to our children and loved by all who experienced his unique character and wit … our thoughts go out to his family, friends, co-workers and all the fans who knew him as the man who supported every step of my recovery, life and career, “he added, offering his” condolences to his beautiful family, and the legacy of hope and redemption that his life will continue to represent. “
Chris Evans, Downey’s co-star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, also paid tribute to Rich, recalling that he and Downey were “inseparable.”