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'Homeland' Star James Rebhorn

Dead From Skin Cancer

3/23/2014 11:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Homeland" star James Rebhorn died at his home in New Jersey Friday night ... after a long battle with skin cancer ... TMZ has learned.

Rebhorn's wife Rebecca tells us the actor was diagnosed with melanoma in 1992 ... and he's been getting treatments ever since.

We're told his condition drastically worsened recently and he began receiving hospice care at his New Jersey home.

Rebhorn has been acting for 5 decades ... he was awesome as Claire Danes' perpetually worried Dad in "Homeland."

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He also appeared in "Meet the Parents," "Scent of a Woman," and "Independence Day." He was also the lawyer who put Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine behind bars in the "Seinfeld" series finale.

His wife Rebecca says James insisted on working despite his condition ... right through his theater performance in January.

He was 65.

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Wow ...    

RIP and thanks for the memories. My condolences to his family, friends and fans.

217 days ago
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LastOfADyingBreed    

Tmz.......are you sure that's not lance Armstrong ?

217 days ago
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Alex    

Gutted.

217 days ago
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lastrebel    

Didn't he also play the auto expert witness in My Cousin Vinny ? Condolences to his family and friends. RIP

217 days ago
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namers    

A great character actor. Condolences and RIP.

217 days ago
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Stefangittens    

R.I.P good sir our tribute to u http://bit.ly/1gpYEc4

217 days ago
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Whatever    

He will always be Bradley Raines from.Guiding Light to me. RIP

217 days ago
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smurfya    

RIP just a suggestion guys, when someone dies instead of having Tue headline say 'so and so DEAD' couldn't you use the term passed away? Its just more respectful.

217 days ago
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DeeMaree    

To his family and friends, much sympathy.

217 days ago
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zombie    

Awwwww. He was a really good actor. Solid in everything he did. Condolences to his family.

217 days ago
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Inconceivable!    

I loved him in The Game with Michael Douglas. He will be missed!

217 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

RIP

F**k cancer

217 days ago
13.

Jayjay    

Don't know him but sorry to hear it.

217 days ago
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Shaquille O'Neal     

Sad news! He was hilarious in Meet the Parents! RIP my friend....

217 days ago
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rolm    

RIP it must have been a long painful death both physically and emotionally. Nothing worse then cancer.

Just read the other day they found cancer on a 3,000 year old skeleton. That is how long we suffered from this crazy disease

217 days ago
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