Jimmy Rich Biography – Jimmy Rich Wiki
Jimmy Rich was a crew member for Marvel Studios and Robert Downey Jr’s personal assistant. Rich has been credited as Robert Downey Jr’s personal assistant since 2003 on The Singing Detective all the way through his most recent role in Dolittle in 2020.
Rich had a huge impact on Robert Downey Jr’s career and personal life considering when they started working together the actor was at the dawn of a comeback after a rough few years recovering from his drug and alcohol addiction. The Iron Man actor said on Instagram that Rich “supported every step of my recovery, life and career.”
In April 2021, Rich shared to Instagram a photo of him and Robert Downey Jr on the Avengers: Endgame set to celebrate the movie’s two-year anniversary.
Jimmy Rich Car Accident
Jimmy Rich passed away at age 52 on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at around 8 p.m. following a fatal car accident, Robert Downey Jr. announced on Instagram. The Marvel actor paid tribute to his right-hand man, saying: “This is a terrible and shocking tragedy. Jimmy Rich was in a fatal car accident at approx. 8 pm 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.”
In a comment on Downey Jr.’s post, Mark Ruffalo wrote: “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.”
Jimmy Rich Age
Jimmy Rich’s age at the time of his death was 52.
Jimmy Rich Instagram
Jimmy Rich’s Instagram handle is @jimmy_rich.