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James Rebhorn dies from skin cancer at 65

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James Rebhorn, known for his roles in TV series Homeland and Scent of a Woman movie, has died from skin cancer at the age of 65.

James Rebhorn died at his home in South Orange, New Jersey, his agent Dianne Busch said.

The actor’s career spanned five decades and saw him appear in TV shows including The Good Wife and 30 Rock and films such as Meet the Parents, My Cousin Vinny, Carlito’s Way and Basic Instinct.

Diagnosed with melanoma in 1992, James Rebhorn continued working until last month.

Diagnosed with melanoma in 1992, James Rebhorn continued working until last month

Diagnosed with melanoma in 1992, James Rebhorn continued working until last month

James Rebhorn’s agent told The Hollywood Reporter: “He fought it all this time.

“He died [on] Friday afternoon at his home in New Jersey, where he had been receiving hospice care for a week and a half.”

James Rebhorn had more than 100 screen credits, one of the most recent being for Homeland, in which he played Frank Mathison, the father of Claire Danes’ CIA officer Carrie Mathison.

His films included The Talented Mr. Ripley, in which he played a shipping magnate.

James Rebhorn is survived by his wife Rebecca Linn and two daughters.

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