John Ritter at The Palomino

 The late John Ritter frequented the club often during the early 80’s while filming Three’s Company.  It was unfortunate to see him pass. On September 11, 2003, Ritter suffered from heart problems while rehearsing for 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. He began sweating profusely and vomiting, and complained of having chest pains. He was taken across the street to the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, by coincidence the same hospital where he was born. Physicians misdiagnosed Ritter and treated him for a heart attack; however, his condition worsened.[14] Physicians then diagnosed Ritter with an aortic dissection, a tear in the aorta that grows. Ritter died during surgery to repair the dissection, six days before his 55th birthday.[15][16]


  1. “John Ritter Legacy Lives in “Ritter Rules””. March 17, 2010.
  2. Jump up ^ Considine, Bob (February 4, 2008). “John Ritter’s widow talks about wrongful death suit”.
  3. Jump up ^ “John Ritter: 1948–2003”. September 18, 2003. p. 2.

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