‘The Burbs’, ‘Die Hard’ actor dies

Published On June 19, 2015 | By Keri | Entertainment News

Rick Ducommun, a character actor best known for playing Tom Hanks’ prankster neighbor Art in the  1989 movie “The ‘Burbs,” has died.

He passed away June 12 in a hospice in Vancouver surrounded by family. The 62 year old passed away due to a “serious complication from diabetes,” his wife, Leslie Ducommun said.

Ducommun also had small roles “Die Hard”, “Groundhog Day” and “Scary Movie”.

Ducommun beat out SCTV stars Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis to land the part of Ray Peterson’s (Hanks) nosy next-door neighbor Art, who thinks there’s been a murder in the neighborhood, in “The ‘Burbs”.

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