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Tweet Confirms Tarantino Character Rick Dalton Has Just Passed Away

May 20, 2023 | Posted by Jack Gregory
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In a recent tweet, Quentin Tarantino’s Video Archives Podcast commemorated the recent passing of the fictional Rick Dalton, the protagonist of Tarantino’s highly acclaimed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Film theorists have long postulated the possibilities of the Tarantino-verse: the seemingly alternate reality created by the director’s films where Hitler died in a French movie theater and the Manson Family targeted Dalton’s house instead of Roman Polanski’s. This latest entry rounds out the story of Dalton and promotes the podcast’s upcoming episode to memorialize the character’s fictional film career, stating:

We are saddened by the news of the passing of actor Rick Dalton, best known for his roles in the hit TV series Bounty Law and The Fireman trilogy.

Rick passed away peacefully in his home in Hawaii and is survived by his wife Francesca.

RIP Rick Dalton 1933-2023

You can see the original tweet below.