Tommy Kirk Obituary Actor-Death – Walt Disney Studios ‘Old Yeller’ Travis Coates star actor, Tommy Kirk has died at the age of 79. Thomas ‘Tommy’ Kirk was reportedly found dead at his Las Vegas home on September 28th, 2021.
Thomas Lee Kirk aka Tom or Tommy Kirk has passed away aged 79. The Shaggy Dog actor Tommy Kirk known for playing Travis Coates in Disney Studios film ‘Old Yeller’ was found dead at his Las Vegas home by his neighbors. Details on his cause of death has not been disclosed yet, but authorities confirmed no Foul play suspected.
Tommy Kirk was born on December 10, 1941, in Louisville, Kentucky. Tommy was also known for his appearance in Swiss Family Robinson and The Misadventures of Merlin Jones.
Like every death, the coming to an end of Tommy Kirk life has sent shivers down the spine of many.
Sharing On Tommy Kirk’s Passing
My friend of many decades, Tommy Kirk, was found dead last night. You will surely recall his string of Disney movies; “Shaggy Dog. Ol’ Yeller,” etc.
Tommy was intensely private. He lived alone in Las Vegas, close to his friend…and “Ol Yeller” co-star, Bev Washburn…and it was she who called me this morning.
Tommy was gay and estranged from what remains of his blood-family. We in A Minor Consideration are Tommy’s family. Without apology.
We will take care of this.
Please know that Tommy Kirk loved you, his fans. You lifted him up when an Industry let him down in 1965. He was not bitter. His church comforted him. May God have mercy on his soul.
HE WAS A DISNEY SUPERSTAR IN HIS DAY
Tommy Kirk has died at the age of 79.
Generations of us grew up on his movies.
Here’s just a partial list: “Old Yeller,” “Swiss Family Robinson,” “Babes In Toyland,” “The Absent-Minded Professor,” “The Shaggy Dog, “Son of Flubber” and “Pajama Party.” He was also a part of “The Mickey Mouse Club.” He’s seen in the photo here with Annette Funicello.
Original Mouseketeer Paul Petersen tells me Tommy was found in his bed by his longtime friend and “Old Yeller” co-star, Beverly Washburn.
Paul proudly told me Tommy was in “some of the best movies for young people Disney ever produced.” Paul is now helping to plan his funeral.
Thanks for all that entertainment over the years, Tommy. May you R.I.P.
Tommy Kirk, a Disney Legend who starred in the classic “Old Yeller” and appeared opposite Annette Funicello in Disney’s “The Shaggy Dog” and beach party films including “Pajama Party,” has died at 79
From faithful dogs to absent-minded professors to Martians needing women to pajama parties and invisible bikinis, Tommy Kirk was an underused,￼ under-appreciated, reliable talent. RIP. pic.twitter.com/pv9eYUXeao
— Mark Bessenger (@MarkBessenger) September 29, 2021
I’ve mentioned on the podcast a zillion times about my huge love for former Disney actor #TommyKirk. Just learned that he passed away yesterday at the age of 79 at home in Las Vegas.
I’m genuinely heartbroken and…oooff. REALLY sick of people I love dying.—Hxx pic.twitter.com/cbn1x48p2P
— RetroTube Archive TV Podcast (@retro_tube) September 29, 2021
Sad news for several generations. I also enjoyed him in his American International teen flicks, even when they were awful (which was often), since he had a genuine comedic bent. May #TommyKirk rest in peace.
— Jay Bobbin (@JayBobbin1) September 29, 2021
Sad to read of the death of Tommy Kirk, so wonderful in “Old Yeller,” and a huge, huge Disney star (“The Shaggy Dog,” “Swiss Family Robinson,” “The Misadventures of Merlin Jones,” “Escapade in Florence,” etc.) fired by Walt for being gay. pic.twitter.com/eLqKO0w9i9
— Matthew Rettenmund (@mattrett) September 29, 2021
I don’t really wanna do the “I guess Heaven needed—” schtick, but I kinda have to since he was in Mars Needs Women…
I guess Heaven needed Tommy Kirk.
Say hi to Annette & Yvonne for us, sir.
Watching Pajama Party tonight in his honor. #RIP
— Sean 😐 (@sergebomba) September 29, 2021
Farewell, sweet boyhood crush, Tommy Kirk. His was not an untroubled life, but he knew who he was, and that means much. “I’m not ashamed of being gay, never have been, and never will be. For that I make no apologies.” Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/nGPHqcvK84
— Brad Craft (@UsedbuyerBrad) September 29, 2021
Adiós a Tommy Kirk, actor por siempre asociado a las producciones Disney: la emotiva FIEL AMIGO, la maravillosa LOS ROBINSONES DE LOS MARES DEL SUR, UN SABIO EN LAS NUBES, UN SABIO EN APUROS, EL EXTRAÑO CASO DE WILBY, LOS CONFLICTOS DE PAPÁ, ZAFARRANCHO EN LA UNIVERSIDAD… pic.twitter.com/J2CphMT66v
— Fausto Fernández (@faustianovich) September 29, 2021
RIP Tommy Kirk “Please know that Tommy Kirk loved you, his fans. You lifted him up when an Industry let him down in 1965. He was not bitter. His church comforted him. May God have mercy on his soul.” From Paul Petersen today 📺🎞🎭💔 #TommyKirk pic.twitter.com/LF2lLmdZbN
— Kay Ellen 🥂🍦🌻 (@sunhouse) September 29, 2021
Legendary Disney star Tommy Kirk dies at age 79. He starred in ‘Old Yeller’, ‘Swiss Family Robinson’, ‘The Misadventures of Merlin Jones’, ‘Son of Flubber’, and ‘The Shaggy Dog’. pic.twitter.com/IJksCf1gGO
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) September 29, 2021
Tommy Kirk, the actor known for playing Travis Coates in “Old Yeller” and several other Disney films, was found dead in his Las Vegas home Tuesday. He was 79.
How Did Tommy Kirk Die?
The question of how the life of Tommy Kirk ended is being asked by many concerned individuals especially those that are close to the family. Nonetheless, it appears only little can be known for now pending when the family will make a definite statement on this.
Tommy Kirk Obituary
Tommy Kirk obituary details is yet to be noticed by us. Obituary information of the Tommy Kirk will be updated upon confirmation. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this death. As usual, we will be following up on this and will serve you the update as soon as it becomes available.
Tommy Kirk Funeral Service
The remains of Tommy Kirk will be committed to the mother Earth on a date to be decided upon by the family. The interment, we are told, will be witnessed by the immediate family and selected persons among friends and colleagues of the deceased.
Meanwhile, you may have your say on this unfortunate demise of Tommy by dropping your comments in the comment section. Your views are most welcome.