Ron Leibman dead – Friends actor dies aged 82 after pneumonia battle

Ron Leibman has died aged 82, following a battle with pneumonia.

The actor is best remembered for playing Rachel Green's father in the hit 90s sitcom Friends, alongside Jennifer Aniston.

Earlier this week, his death was confirmed by his agent at Abrams Artists Agency in the US.

In a statement to The Wrap, they said: "We at Abrams Artists Agency are saddened to hear the news of Ron’s passing.

"Ron was an incredibly talented actor with a distinguished career in film, TV and theatre. Our thoughts go out to his wife, Jessica, and his family."

Leibman is survived by his wife of 36 years, fellow screen star Jessica Walters.

With a career spanning over four decades, Leibman became a familiar face in a number of hit American TV series.

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