Rita Wilson Obituary

Rita Wilson, the acclaimed actress, singer, and producer has passed away.

Born on October 26, 1956, in Los Angeles, California, Wilson began her career as an actress in the 1970s, appearing in a number of television shows and films. She gained wider recognition in the 1980s with roles in movies such as “The Bonfire of the Vanities” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” and in the 1990s, she starred in a string of successful comedies, including “Now and Then” and “Runaway Bride.”

Wilson was also an accomplished singer, having released several albums of her own and collaborated with other artists, including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. She was also a producer, having worked on projects such as the acclaimed film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”

Off-screen, Wilson was a devoted philanthropist, working to support a number of causes, including cancer research, education, and the arts. She was also a strong advocate for women’s rights, using her platform to raise awareness about issues such as pay equity and reproductive rights.

Wilson’s passing has left her fans and colleagues devastated. Actress and producer Mindy Kaling wrote on social media, “Rita Wilson was a true force in Hollywood and beyond. She was a gifted actress, a talented singer, and an inspiring producer. She will be deeply missed.”

Wilson’s husband, actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, also paid tribute to his wife on social media, writing, “My heart is broken. Rita was the light of my life, and I will miss her every day. She was a true partner, a loving mother, and a talented artist. Rest in peace, my love.”

Wilson’s contributions to the entertainment industry, her philanthropic work, and her advocacy for social justice will be remembered and celebrated for years to come. She leaves behind a legacy of talent, generosity, and kindness that will continue to inspire and uplift others.