Inside the Actors Studio host James Lipton has died from cancer, aged 93. The TV host’s wife Kedakai Turner confirmed to TMZ that he died on Monday morning at home after battling bladder cancer.
She told the publication: “There are so many James Lipton stories but I’m sure he would like to be remembered as someone who loved what he did and had tremendous respect for all the people he worked with.”
James was an executive producer on Inside the Actors Studio on which he interviewed close to 300 A-list celebrities.
The reel of names includes Al Pacino, Morgan Freeman, Hugh Grant and Gwyenth Paltrow.
Inside the Actors Studio was initially created as a masterclass for acting students but later debuted on Bravo.
“I had the pleasure of working with Jim for 20 years on Bravo’s first original series, his pride and joy Inside the Actors Studio.”
The statement concluded: “We all enjoyed and respected his fierce passion, contributions to the craft, comprehensive research and his ability to bring the most intimate interviews ever conducted with A-list actors across generations.
“Bravo and NBCUniversal send our deepest condolences to Jim’s wife Kedakai and all of his family. “
Among his long list of achievements, James was also a writer, lyricist and actor.