RIP, Ron Silver

Ron Silver

I was saddened to read that Ron Silver died yesterday at the age of 62. He had been suffering from esophageal cancer for two years or so, but his death still gave me pause. Perhaps it’s because I loved him as savvy strategist Bruno on The West Wing and also because I just finished listening to him read Philip Roth’s novel American Pastoral. He recorded the audiobook version of that novel, and at something like 14+ hours long, let’s just say that Silver’s voice is still in my head.

Ron Silver is survived by ex-wife Lynne Miller, as well as his son Adam and daughter Alexandra.

(AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)

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