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Emmy Award Winning Actor And 'Friends' Star Ron Liebman Has Died At Age 82

Ron Liebman, best known for his roles in 'Friends' and 'Angels in America' has died at age 82.

Liebman's agent confirmed that the award-winning actor died after falling ill with pneumonia. 

"Ron was an incredibly talented actor with a distinguished career in film, TV and theatre. Our thoughts go out to his wife, Jessica (Walter), and his family," his agent said in a statement.

Fans of 'Friends' will recognise Liebman for his role as Jennifer Aniston's character's (Rachel Green) tough father, Dr. Leonard Green from 1996-2004, but Liebman's illustrious career began decades earlier on the CBS series 'The Edge of The Night' in 1956.

Liebman won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for 'Kaz' in 1979 and picked up a Tony for his stage role in 'Angels in America' in 1993.

The actor is survived by his Emmy-award winning wife Jessica Walters whom he wed in 1983 and voice-acted alongside in the animated comedy, 'Archer' from 2013 - 2016.

Celebrities including Sally Field (who acted opposite Liebman in 'Norma Rae') have paid tribute to the performer on social media.

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