Robert Downey Jr.’s heart-rending tribute to his ‘right hand man’

Bhubaneswar: Actor Robert Downey Jr. on Thursday paid a heart-rending tribute to his long-time associate and ‘right hand man’ Jimmy Rich after the latter died in a fatal car accident earlier that evening. Jimmy was 52 and he had worked as Robert’s assistant since 2003.

Taking to his Instagram profile, a heart-broken Robert shared photographs of Jimmy and wrote, “This is not news.

This is a terrible and shocking tragedy.

Jimmy Rich was in a fatal car accident at approx. 8pm yesterday. He was a brother, my right hand man, an uncle to our kids and beloved by all who experienced his singular character and wit.. our thoughts go to his relatives, friends, co-workers, and all the fans who knew him as the man who supported every step of my recovery, life and career..

Again, my condolences to his beautiful family, and the legacy of hope and redemption his life will continue to represent.

Peace Be Unto You.”


Soon after Robert’s post, his co-stars from the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and friends joined him and offered their condolences to the fallen Jimmy.

Chris Hemsworth wrote, “So sorry mate. Absolutely Heartbreaking. Such a wonderful human. He’ll be missed.”

Later, Mark Ruffalo penned, “Such a tragedy. Such a good man. I have known him almost as long as I have known you, Robert. Breaks my heart to have Jimmy go over to the other world. You will be missed Jimmy. Thanks for always being real, always being there to lend a hand and showing the way of light forward to so many people. Another sad day.”

Gwyneth Paltrow shared, “Please no oh my god.”

Chris Pratt commented, “Oh no! I’m so sorry man. I’m praying his family, you and yours. That sucks so bad. I’m so sorry to hear that. He was awesome. Such a tragedy,” while Ryan Reynolds penned, “So sorry to hear this. Condolences to you and Jimmy’s family. Heartbreaking.”

On the other hand, Chris Evan also shared about the demise of Jimmy and wrote how the latter and Robert were ‘inseparable’.


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This apart, Marvel Studios also paid last respects to Jimmy sharing a photograph of him with Robert Downey Jr.  and wrote on Instagram, “Rest In Peace, Jimmy. You have been such a great friend to all of us at Marvel Studios for so many years. Your love and light were an inspiration to everyone that knew you. We will miss you.”


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