AceShowbiz - %cRick Ducommun%, who is best known for his role as %cTom Hanks%' prankster neighbor in 1989's "The 'Burbs", passed away on Friday, June 12 at the age of 62. His wife Leslie told The Hollywood Reporter that the Canadian actor died due to a "serious complication from diabetes."
We are sad to say beloved comedian, actor, family man, and all around amazing guy Rick Ducommun has passed away. Laughing forever. #RIPRICK
— Rick Ducommun (@RickDucommun) June 18, 2015
Joe Dante, the director of "The 'Burbs", paid tribute to the actor on Twitter, writing, "RIP Rick Ducommun. Relatively unknown standup comic Rick Ducommon beat out SCTV's %cDave Thomas% and %cRick Moranis% for the part of @tomhanks' paranoid neighbor. And knocked it out of the park. Lots of the funniest stuff he says was totally ad libbed. A very funny guy who favored me with a cameo in 'GREMLINS 2'. Too young to go!"
RIP Rick Ducommun. pic.twitter.com/52J5wKXToU— Joe Dante (@joe_dante) June 18, 2015
Joe also added a black-and-white throwback photo of him, Rick, Tom, %cLarry Brezner% and %cMike Finnell% on the set of "The 'Burbs".
Rick Ducommun, myself, Tom Hanks, Larry Brezner, and Mike Finnell on the set of THE 'BURBS. pic.twitter.com/vd4yRITKZD— Joe Dante (@joe_dante) June 18, 2015
Besides "The 'Burbs", Rick, who was born on July 3, 1952 in Prince Albert, Canada, appeared in some other movies like %cBruce Willis%'s "Die Hard" (1988), "Gremlins 2: The New Batch" (1990), "The Last Boy Scout" (1991), %cBill Murray%'s "Groundhog Day" (1993), "Blank Check" (1994) and "Scary Movie" (2000).