The actor shared the tragic news on social media.

*Original story published on May 6, 2021, at 10:16 a.m. (MT)
Updated at 12:56 p.m.:

On Thursday, May 6, Robert Downey Jr. took to social media to share "a terrible and shocking tragedy." His assistant and right-hand man Jimmy Rich was reportedly killed in a car crash on Wednesday night.

Nothing has been confirmed at this time and no other information is known.


This is not news. This is a terrible and shocking tragedy. Jimmy Rich was in a fatal car accident at approx. 8pm...

Posted by Robert Downey Jr on Thursday, May 6, 2021

Fellow Marvel actor Chris Evans also posted a tribute to Rich:


A post shared by Chris Evans (@chrisevans)

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