On 27th September 2019, actor Rob Garrison – best recognized for portraying Tommy in “The Karate Kid” – passed away. He was 59 years of age.

Speaking to TMZ, Rob’s sister-in-law Linda Garrison confirmed the death. According to her, the late actor passing away wasn’t a sudden event. Linda cited Rob’s month-long battle with liver and kidney issues as the cause of death.

Rob’s brother Patrick Garrison shared that he died in a Pennsylvania-based specialty hospital. Earlier reports, however, alleged that he had passed away at a hospital in West Virginia.

Speaking on behalf of the Garrison family, Patrick said,

“My brother was a fun-loving guy. He enjoyed people and he enjoyed life… liked to have fun and make people laugh up until the very end. He will definitely be missed.”

When the story about Rob’s death first broke, the Garrison clan was still arranging funeral plans.

As Hollywood mourned his passing, a slew of tribute poured in for Rob. The notable being his “Karate Kid” co-star Ralph Macchio who called him “a kind gentleman.”

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Rob Garrison Net Worth, Movies & TV Shows

Rob Garrison celebrated his 59th birthday in 2019. Per his date of birth, he was born in 1960.

Rob is a native of Wheeling, West Virginia. He made his acting debut with the 1997 flick “Starship Invasions.”

Beyond the classic “Karate Kid,” Rob also boasted appearances on movies including “Iron Eagle” and “Brubaker.”

Meanwhile, TV shows such as “St. Elsewhere,” “MacGyver,” “Columbo” and “Coach” were Rob’s most notable small-screen apperance.


Rob Garrison in “The Karate Kid” as Tommy (Pic – Yahoo)

Rob’s last acting performance was in the YouTube series “Cobra Kai” — a “Karate Kid” spin-off.

At the time of his death, Rob reportedly garnered a seven-figure net worth.

Married, Wife & Kids Details

As successful as his Hollywood career was, Rob never got the taste of married life. Not only did he not have someone to call his wife, but he also didn’t father kids.

Also, Rob was survived by his brother Patrick Garrison and Patrick’s wife Linda Garrison.

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