Actor Rick Dial dies at 56 | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Actor Rick Dial dies at 56

Posted By on Sat, May 28, 2011 at 6:41 AM

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Blogger Shelli Russell writes on her arkansasite.com blog that actor Rick Dial of Malvern ("Slingblade" and others) has died of a heart attack. He was 56.

His Facebook page carries many remarks from friends. He was best known in his hometown as voice of the Malvern Leopards.

The Little Rock Film Festival
has a full report, including comments from Harry Thomason, with whom Dial worked on "The Last Ride." Wrote Thomason:

I was screening The Last Ride a few weeks ago for some people in Los Angeles when Rick Dial appeared on the screen, an actress of note turned to me and said, “Who is the guy who is playing the bartender?”. I told her a little about Rick and she said, “He is such a great actor and there is something about him that lights up the entire room.”

It is so true, Rick wore an aura of light — you just knew everything was going to be okay if he was around. The world just felt like it was a better place when Rick was there.

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