‘The Karate Kid’ and ‘Cobra Kai’ actor Robert Garrison has died

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“It’s a huge loss to the family”

Robert Garrison, who performed Tommy in The Karate Child franchise, has died.

His publicist Rick Henriques confirmed the 59-year-old’s demise to the Hollywood Reporter. “It’s a enormous loss to the Karate Child and Cobra Kai household,” Henriques stated. “He was a great guy and a great actor.” No reason for demise was disclosed.

The actor who appeared in The Karate Child and The Karate Child: Half II and was finest identified for the well-known line “Get him a bodybag!”, additionally lately made a one off look within the second season of spin off YouTube TV sequence Cobra Kai.

Cobra Kai writer-producer Jon Hurwitz was one of many first to pay tribute to the actor on Twitter. “I’m heartened to know the way a lot Rob loved and cherished his time engaged on Cobra Kai. We had been trying ahead to seeing his smiling face once more this season, as we had plans for Tommy to trip once more. However he’ll stay in our ideas every single day as we try to make him proud. #RIP,” he wrote.

I am heartened to know the way a lot Rob loved and cherished his time engaged on Cobra Kai. We had been trying ahead to seeing his smiling face once more this season, as we had plans for Tommy to trip once more. However he’ll stay in our ideas every single day as we try to make him proud. #RIP pic.twitter.com/QBjcfJPMq4

— Jon Hurwitz (@jonhurwitz) September 27, 2019

The actor starred alongside Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso) and William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence) in each films and the current TV sequence, which was renewed for a 3rd season earlier this yr.

Garrison additionally appeared within the 1986 movie Iron Eagle and in quite a lot of TV exhibits, together with Coach, MacGyver and Columbo.

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