Richard Hugh Lynch February 12, 1940 - June 19, 2012 Richard died peacefully at home of a heart attack. In 1970, he became a life member of the Actors' Studio. He later joined a theater group with Al Pacino, playing in many productions in New York and Boston. He made his film debut in the 1973 classic "Scarecrow" - winner of the 1973 Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival - opposite Pacino and Gene Hackman. Some of his other memorable roles were in "Invasion U.S.A.," "The Seven Ups," and "The Formula." Richard was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished career at the Madrid Film Festival. For more information on his career, please visit the online memorial at http://youtu.be/zIaTDCOLhfo. He was an honorary member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. In addition to being an accomplished actor, Richard served his country proudly as a United States Marine. He is survived by his sisters Carole J. Taylor and Cathy L. Jones, his brother Barry J. Lynch, and many other loving relatives. He is predeceased by his beloved son Christopher L. Lynch. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and loyal fans. A memorial service will be held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Sunday, June 24, 2012, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 23 to June 24, 2012