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‘The Mandalorian’ Star Rio Hackford Dies at 51, Cause of Death Explored

Treme alum Rio Hackford has left for the heavenly abode. He passed away at the age of 51. Our hearts go out to the friends, family, and colleagues of Rio during this difficult time. Read the article further to know the cause of his death.

What was the cause of Rio’s death?

Club owner Rio Del Valle Hackford passed away on Thursday in Huntington Beach, California. His brother Alex Hackford stated that he died due to an illness. Rio was the son of the director Taylor Hackford.

Helen Mirren’s stepson was born in Los Angeles County, California on June 28, 1970. He began his acting career with the 1990s film Pretty Woman. He portrayed the role of a street junkie in the movie.

Since then, Rio starred in many movies and shows like SafeExit to EdenDéjà Vu, Treme, American Crime Story, TogethernessMemphis BeatUnderground and True Detective.  He was last seen in the miniseries Pam & Tommy, where he played the role of a manager.

What did Hackford’s close pal D.V DeVincentis have to say about his passing away?

Rio’s friend screenwriter D.V. DeVincentis took to his Instagram to express his grief and sorrow about his friend’s death. He posted a photo of the nightlife king along with a long heartfelt caption.

“Rio was more attuned to experience than anyone I’ve ever known. He would stop what was happening to point it out, compel you to pay attention. He would order you a must-have experience from a beloved menu and hold your eye as you paid attention to what was happening in your mouth”, he captioned the post.

DeVincentis further added, “Worthy experience isn’t everywhere. But Rio knew the closest to you at any given moment, and keeping track of these precious possibilities for you was his most fluent language of love. Rio was the apex curator of experience, it was his oxygen, his life.”

The fans’ reaction to the passing away of ‘Swingers’ actor

As soon as the news of Rio’s death came out, the fans couldn’t stop themselves from paying tribute to the star. They flooded the social media platform Twitter with loads of messages.

One fan wrote, “Bummed to hear of the passing of Rio Hackford. With a legacy of El Matador and One Eyed Jacks, he gave locals a reason to go back to the Quarter for great rock music and atmosphere. Legendary nights in both joints. Rest easy sir.”

Another user tweeted, “I just learned Rio Hackford passed away. I was recently thinking about him when I saw him in Pam & Tommy. He gave us some of the coolest bars in NOLA and he was always kind to me. Condolences to his family. RIP Rio.❤️

Followed by a user who penned, “This is an anonymous account, and I’ve lost someone I love. Mr. Rio Hackford, you’ve shaped my life. I love you my friend. My Pal. You can tickle my palm anytime. We shall meet again.”

One user wrote, “I worked with him. I loved him. I didn’t get to spend enough time with him. May the gorgeous soul who was #RioHackford Rest In Peace. 51 is too young!💔💔💔”

These were a few reactions of the fans to the demise of the actor. We send our deepest condolences to the close friends and family of Rio Hackford during this hard time. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.
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