Friends actor Ron Leibman passes away at 82

'We at Abrams Artists Agency are saddened to hear the news of Ron's passing, ' they said in a statement to The Wrap.

Tony-winning actor Ron Leibman, who was known for his remarkable performance in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and his role as Rachel's dad in uber-popular sitcom Friends, passed away on December 6 at the age of 82.

Many have taken to social media to pay tribute to Leibman.

The Tony Awards also offered its condolences in a tweet. Green on Friends, a role he played in a total of four episodes. Dr.

Throughout his varied career, he was constantly working in film, tv and the stage.

Thanking his wife, actress Jessica Walter, he quipped: "Maybe we can get an apartment with a washer-dryer now". He also won an Emmy in 1979 for best lead actor in the drama series "Kaz", on which he played the title character, Martin "Kaz" Kazinsky.

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Over Leibman's long acting career, which began in the late 1950s, Leibman won a Tony for his role in the 1993 play "Angels in America".

Ron Leibman (middle) starred opposite Lisa Kudrow (left) and Jennifer Aniston (right) in Friends. He appeared in numerous films including "Slaughterhouse-Five" (1972) and "Norma Rae" (1979), in which he played a lawyer opposite Sally Field, who won an Oscar for best actress for her performance as a factory worker who organizes a union.

According to Variety, the NY native broke into the acting business in 1956 with the soap opera "The Edge of Night".

Another fan commented: "RIP Ron Leibman".

Other recent roles include featuring in cult animated spy comedy Archer.

He was previously married to actress Linda Lavin from 1969-1981.

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