Rich had been working with Downey since 2003, joining him on the set of 2003’s The Singing Detective. They would go on to work together 22 more times, including on all of Downey’s Marvel films, according to Rich’s IMDb page.
“This is not news,” Downey wrote on his Instagram page today. “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 man who supported every step of my recovery,