Downey, 56, shared the news of the “terrible and shocking tragedy” on his Instagram page, where he revealed Rich was in a fatal car accident on Monday night around 8 p.m. The pair first worked together on 2003’s “The Singing Detective,” where Downey starred alongside Mel Gibson as detective novelist Dan Dark. In total, Rich served as Downey’s assistant on 22 feature-length projects, including every Marvel film with Tony Stark.
“This is not news,” Downey wrote. “This is a terrible and shocking tragedy. Jimmy Rich was in a fatal car accident at approx. 8pm yesterday. He was a brother, my right hand man, an uncle to our kids and beloved by all who experienced his singular character and wit.. our thoughts go to his relatives, friends, co-workers, and all the fans who knew him as the