Richard Johnston Porter II, known to those who loved him simply as "Rick," passed away at age 58. He was reminiscing at his homestead in Cypress, Texas when he was rushed to Saint Luke's hospital at Vintage Park in Houston. He died at 7:15 pm on February 25th, 2013 from congestive heart failure.
Richard was born in Houston on August 31st, 1954 to Evelyn Fay Porter and Richard Johnston Porter. He had an older sister, Rosalind Marie Porter, and he had two wives during his life, Deborah and Felicia. He graduated with a BA in Drama and Acting from UT Austin and an MA in Screenwriting and Directing from Columbia.
Rick played "Larry Ewing" on Another World soap opera for 10 years in New York City. He was also featured in numerous Broadway plays and television shows. He eventually gave up acting to pursue marketing and worked as a creative entrepreneur throughout many of his later years. Near the end of his life he acted as a consultant in senior care and alternative energy industries.
Rick resided in Houston, Austin, New York, Los Angeles, and Scottsdale. He was a very friendly and outgoing man who had a lot of friends and built communities everywhere he went. Rick had an amazing sense of humor and boundless energy. Despite his many hardships, Rick was a man who thoroughly enjoyed living life to the fullest.
Rick is survived by his only daughter, Allison Linsey Porter, and his older sister, Rosalind Marie Porter. He is predeceased by both his parents, Richard Johnston Porter and Evelyn Fay Porter. His memorial service was held on Sunday March 3rd, 2013 at his home in Cypress. It was attended by many close friends and family who loved Rick and wished to celebrate his life.