Philip Baker Hall had an extraordinary career in the film and television industry. The ‘Boogie Nights’ actor won awards for his performances in films like ‘Magnolia’ and ‘The Contender.’ Sadly, Philip has passed away at the age of 90.

Hall’s neighbor, the sportswriter Sam Farmer, was the first to report the news. Sam was Philip Baker Hall’s neighbor and close friend. He paid his respects in the form of a tweet.

“My neighbor, friend, and one of the wisest, most talented and kindest people I’ve ever met, Philip Baker Hall, died peacefully last night. He was surrounded by loved ones. The world has an empty space in it.”

Hall’s career started with the 1970 film, Cowards. He appeared in several hits throughout his five-decade career, including ‘Say Anything…,” “Hard Eight,” and “The Truman Show.” Perhaps his best-known films were produced by Paul Thomas Anderson.

No cause of death was given for Mr. Hall. His friend, Sam Farmer, did note that his passing was peaceful. Philip was surrounded by those he loved.

Philip Baker Hall had a long and legendary career on the silver screen. His passing will deeply affect those who enjoyed his work. Everybody at Thirsty sends our condolences to those who worked with and loved this Hollywood treasure.

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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