For awhile, Ritter was Mr. ABC. When we were younger, my sister and I would watch Three's Company reruns over the summer and after school (yeah, not exactly kids fare), and thought Jack was da man. His passing was too soon, and he will be missed.
I only knew him from Three's Company when I was a kid, and never really thought that much about him. I rediscovered how talented he was when I saw Sling Blade. It is so sad when someone who makes the world laugh dies so young.
Johnny Cash is the bigger loss. He was an amazing musician. I heard someone say once that he could sing the telephone book and it would sound good. I just got "American Recordings" a few weeks ago and it's amazing.
During the 3's company years Ritters nut sack was briefly exposed. I think he was sitting on the couch and crossed his legs and a nut fell out of those tight 80's shorts. none of the producers or film people saw it and it was aired. Nobody noticed except one guy who decided to sue ritter and/or production company for emotional problems -or something like that. Now this suing is all fairly recent and totally hilarious , fortunately John thought it was as well, as he explained the story on Conan one night not long ago.