How John Ritter’s Death Changed Robby Benson’s Life Forever

Although blue-eyed heartthrob Robby Benson rose to fame in movies like Ode to Billy Joe and Ice Castles, he eventually left acting behind to pursue a life behind the scenes as a director and teacher. While working on the television show 8 Simple Rules, Robby befriended the show’s star, John Ritter. Fewer than two weeks later, the day they were set to complete an episode, John died. Watch as Robby reveals why he feels he could have intervened to possibly help save John and describes how the event gave him a new perspective on life.


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