Robert Garrison — the actor finest recognized for enjoying Tommy in “The Karate Kid” and its sequel — has died … in accordance with his household.
Garrison’s sister-in-law tells TMZ … he died Friday morning at a hospital in West Virginia. She says his passing wasn’t sudden — he had been within the hospital for over a month coping with kidney and liver points, and his organs shut down.
We’re informed the household is at the moment engaged on funeral preparations.
Rob started as a baby actor within the late ’70s earlier than touchdown a giant position within the hit 1984 karate film starring Ralph Macchio. Garrison performed Tommy within the first movie and “The Karate Kid Part II” … he’s the Cobra Kai member who famously yells, “Get him a body bag! Yeah!”
He would go on to play small roles on TV reveals like “MacGyver,” “Columbo” and “Coach” earlier than leaving the performing biz for years. However, he returned as Tommy for the YouTube TV sequence “Cobra Kai” this yr.
Garrison is survived by his brother, Patrick, and Patrick’s spouse, Linda. He was 59.