James Rebhorn of 'Homeland' dies at 65 due to skin cancer

By Camille H, Parent Herald March 24, 12:45 pm

James Rebhorn of "Homeland" died Friday at the age of 65 due to skin cancer, reports confirmed.

His agent, Dianne Busch, confirmed the death of the actor and said that he passed away in his New Jersey home.

Busch told The Hollywood Reporter that the star died from melanoma, which had been initially diagnosed in 1992. "He fought it all this time. He died Friday afternoon at his home in New Jersey, where he had been receiving hospice care for a week and a half."

Meanwhile, the USA Network released a statement regarding Rebhorn's death. It read: "USA Network is deeply saddened about the passing of James Rebhorn, who so brilliantly played Reese Hughes on White Collar. Our sympathies go out to his family, friends and loved ones."

Throughout his career, Rebhorn received more than 100 credits to his name, including roles like a shipping magnate in "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and the prosecutor in the series finale of TV comedy "Seinfeld."

Rebhorn is best known for his portrayal as an astringent authority, specifically as the headmaster in "Scent Of A Woman" and lawyers in "Boston Legal" and "The Practice."

He played the role of Frank Mathison, the father of CIA officer Carrie Mathison, in "Homeland."

Rebhorn is a political science graduate from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. He finished his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Columbia University's School of the Arts.

Other than his movies and television portrayals, Rebhorn has also starred in a number of theatrical plays. His most recent theater role was in "Too Much, Too Much, Too Many," in which he played the role of a father suffering from Alzheimer's.

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