Ron Silver – dead at 62 from esophageal cancer
Actor and political activist Ron Silver died Sunday after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer. He was 62. Ron Silver died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him early Sunday morning, said Robin Bronk, executive director of the Creative Coalition, which Silver helped found. Bronk called Silver not only a very talented actor, but a champion of free speech and artists' rights.