Actor Stan Kirsch, known for his role as Richie Ryan in the series Highlander (1992-1997), died at the age of 51. According to information from TMZ, the actor committed suicide by hanging.
Born in New York in 1968, he started his career very young by appearing in commercials for Campbell’s soups. He then appeared in the soap opera General hospital before landing small roles in several cult series of the 1990s like JAG, or Family Law. He also made a memorable appearance as Monica’s (very young) boyfriend in Friends.
His most famous role remains that in the series Highlander. His character, Richie Ryan, appears from the pilot, released in 1992. “Without Stan Kirsch, Highlander: The Series would have been worse. He brought humor, kindness and enthusiasm to his character for six seasons, “reads the series’ Facebook page.