‘Homeland’ star James Rebhorn passes away due to skin cancer

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – “Homeland” star James Rebhorn has passed away on Friday aged 65 after a long battle with skin cancer, his agent Dianne Busch confirmed.

The “Independence Day” actor was diagnosed with melanoma in 1992, his wife Rebecca Linn told TMZ.

Launching his career in the seventies, Rebhorn has appeared in countless television shows such as NBC’s “Law & Order,” “As the World Turns,” “30 Rock,” “White Collar” and “Boston Legal.” His film credits include “Silkwood,” “Scent of a Woman,” “Lorenzo’s Oil” and “Real Steel,” among many others.

He has also a long list of stage plays he appeared in including “I’m Not Rappaport” and revivals of “Our Town” and “Twelve Angry Men.” He was a mainstay of the New York-based Roundabout Theatre Company.

Rebhorn, who dies in his home in South Orange, New Jersey, is survived by his wife and his daughters Hannah and Emma.

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