Actor Ron Silver Dead at the Age of 62 From Cancer … A Breed a Part … Rest in Peace


Actor and political activist Ron Silver has passed away at the age of 62 Ron_Silver_RIPafter succumbing to esphogeal cancer. The long time Democratic activist turned Republican following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has sadly passed away at the young age of 62. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Ron Silver. Like so many others, I had no idea he was even sick.

As one who has always enjoyed his acting, I found myself more so respecting his understanding of what happened to America on 9–11 and his convictions to change his mind set and stand behind his country to be an American first and a political affiliation second.

Actor and longtime political activist Ron Silver died this morning, succumbing to a long battle with cancer, friends of the liberal Democrat-turned-GOP stalwart told The Post.

“Ron Silver died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him this morning,” said Robin Bronk, executive director of the Creative Coalition, which Silver helped create.

“He had been fighting esophageal cancer for two years and his family is making arrangements for a private service.”

Ron Silver bio.

There are pivotal moments in people’s lives, September 11 was that moment in time for the late Ron Silver. The one time liberal democratic activist changed and adopted a new role when America was attacked that fateful morning of September 11, 2001.

“I think there are September 10 people and there are September 11 people. I’m one of the latter. Everything changed for me. Since then I see everything through the prism of what happened that day,” he says. “For me this election is about one issue and that is the response to 9/11. In that sense I think the president is doing exactly the right thing. If 9/11 hadn’t happened then I’d be firmly in the Democratic camp.”

Ron Silver would later go on and speak at the 2004 Republican National Convention. Michelle Malkin has the full speech; however below is an excerpt we should never forget.


(Click on pic to watch video, H/T: Sister Toldja)

Just over 1,000 days ago, 2,605 of my neighbors were murdered at the World Trade Center — men, women and children — as they began their day on a brilliantly clear New York autumn morning, less than four miles from where I am now standing.

We will never forgive. Never forget. Never excuse!

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “Actor Ron Silver Dead at the Age of 62 From Cancer … A Breed a Part … Rest in Peace”

    1. Greg on March 16th, 2009 7:07 am

      I wonder if the 911 toxic debris in the air caused his cancer? A lot of the Firemen & Police got the same type of cancer.

    2. Blink34 on March 16th, 2009 8:01 am

      Im shocked. Thanks for covering this Red.

      He was a fine actor, and he converted to the right party to boot.

      Rest in Peace and God Bless


    3. texasmom on March 17th, 2009 11:45 am

      Thanks for the information Red!
      I’m shocked too, didn’t know he was sick.
      Great actor, he will be missed.

      God bless his family and friends.

    4. da_wench on March 17th, 2009 4:12 pm

      I always liked Ron Silverman. I didn’t know he had been battling cancer either. Very sad.

    5. Dolf on March 18th, 2009 9:21 am

      wonder how many more I can bury after the died of cancer.

      mother, father, me
      (well 30% gets cancer)

      Grandfathers(both), godfather, 6 fathers of friends, 2 mother of friends, uncle

    6. Gert on June 10th, 2009 9:21 pm

      only the GOOD die young. Ron Silver’s legacy is simple; do your best the best that you can. we all will miss him.

    7. John jd Adeago on August 1st, 2009 9:30 am

      I did not know him in person but he was a very passionate actor. R.I.P.

    8. Cami Lampert on August 27th, 2013 1:28 pm

      I had the pleasure of meeting with Ron in New Hampshire for the Bush # 2 primary. He was a
      giant among men….in the end he chose the right Party.

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