Veteran character actor James Rebhorn died on Friday from skin cancer at the age of 65, but not before a final curtain call of sorts: his own obituary.
James Rebhorn's career is familiar to many fans of film and television, spanning decades and comprised of quality roles too numerous to list here.
But with his obituary, we have been given a rare glimpse into his life, as written by Rebhorn himself. While tragic, it is also quite wonderful in a sense.
Read the actor's farewell in his own words below ...
James Robert Rebhorn was born on Sept. 1, 1948, in Philadelphia, PA. His mother, Ardell Frances Rebhorn, nee Hoch, loved him very much and supported all his dreams.
She taught him the value of good manners and courtesy, and that hospitality is no small thing. His father, James Harry Rebhorn, was no less devoted to him.
From him, Jim learned that there is no excuse for poor craftsmanship. A job well done rarely takes more or less time than a job poorly done.
They gave him his faith and wisely encouraged him to stay in touch with God.