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With Love and Laughter, John Ritter by Amy Yasbeck
With Love and Laughter is actress Amy Yasbeck’s most enduring memory of the life she shared with her husband, John Ritter. He was one of America’s most popular and beloved film and television actors. We welcomed him into our homes weekly with his Emmy Award–winning portrayal of Jack Tripper on Three’s Company and his hit comedy 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.
On September 11, 2003, John Ritter’s death from an undiagnosed aortic dissection, at the age of fifty-four, shocked and saddened not only his family and friends but also his millions of fans around the world.
In this celebration of the life she shared with John, Yasbeck gives an emotionally honest account of navigating the shock and heartbreak of her family’s sudden loss. She honors his memory by recounting the lessons learned from her husband and his unique approach to life. She encourages us to enrich our own lives, as John did, by joyfully acknowledging our connectedness to one another. The tragedy of his untimely and avoidable death holds its own valuable lessons: life-saving ones. In 2007, John’s brother, Tom, empowered with the correct information about aortic aneurysm and dissection’s familial link, was properly diagnosed and his aneurysm was treated successfully. Knowing who is genetically at risk for this condition enables us all to avoid being blindsided by this insidious and often deadly disease. Here is an account of Yasbeck’s call to action for the public and medical community alike, culminating in the formation of the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health and the Ritter Rules.
In this powerful memoir Amy Yasbeck shares her deeply personal and ultimately hopeful journey of surviving the devastating loss of her husband. Yasbeck looks back with anecdotes and memories from both John’s life and her own. Here are the unforgettable times she shared with a man who was adored for finding humor in everyday encounters, never failing to energize and entertain everyone around him. His philosophy was summed up by his favorite autograph for his fans, With Love and Laughter, John Ritter.
Amy Yasbeck’s powerful story reminds us that love never dies . . . and the laughter doesn’t have to end.
WITH LOVE AND LAUGHTER,
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Experts: Uncommon condition killed Alan Thicke
Aortic disease kills more than 15, people every year in the United States. Yasbeck spoke last week to Healthline employees about thoracic aortic disease and what the John Ritter Foundation is doing to raise money for research as well as educate people about the potentially deadly ailment. She was joined at the Healthline offices by Deanna Korondi, whose husband of 28 years died last year of an aortic dissection. The women spoke tearfully of their sudden loss and the need for people to understand the disease as well as the importance of knowing your family history and the most effective medical exams to diagnose the disease. Your aorta is the main vessel that transports blood away from the heart and sends it to the rest of your body.
Born Sept. As a child, however, John has no interest in following in his parents footsteps. He attended Hollywood High School and later studied psychology and architecture at the University of Southern California. He changed his major to theater arts, graduated in with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama, and the rest is history. Somers was fired in the later years of the show. Television audiences fell in love with the show, and it became an instant hit.
The medical condition that took the life of actor Alan Thicke is not common and accurate diagnosis often comes too late, medical experts say. The aortic rupture occurred about three hours after the actor developed a tear or dissection in the inner layer of the artery, according to the death certificate. The tear causes blood to flow between the layers of the artery which lead to a rupture, according to medical experts. An aorta tear requires immediate surgery and survival odds are good, yet delayed diagnosis often proves too late, said Dr. Patients believe they are suffering a heart attack with pain in their chest, he said. An aortic dissection can happen in anyone but causes can be an enlarged aorta, a pre-existing aneurysm or when someone suffers from an inherited connective tissue disorder known as Marfan syndrome.
John Ritter was an American actor and comedian. Along with hosting and starring in various TV specials, he formed his own production company in On the big screen, he appeared in a few comedies. Son of country singer and actor Tex Ritter and actress Dorothy Fay Southworth, Ritter and his older brother, Tom, grew up surrounded by show business. As a child, Ritter had no aspirations of following in his parents' footsteps.