Ritter and Cash pass away

Sep 12, 2003 by Ian Evans

The entertainment world lost two of their favorite sons as John Ritter, 54, died suddenly Thursday and Johhny Cash, 71, died in hospital on Friday.

Ritter died from a previously undiagnosed problem with the main artery from his heart. According to a spokesperson, Cash “…died due to complications from diabetes, which resulted in respiratory failure.”

Ritter, best loved for his work on the sitcom Three’s Company collapsed while shooting an episode of his new show 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.

Cash, who inspired many performers across all genres and generations, was one of the most honored performers in the industry. Among his kudos: 10 Grammy awards starting in 1967.