Richard Dunn of the Tim & Eric show, RIP
There have been way too many RIP posts these days, and I hate to have to contribute to the grim tally, but it is with a heavy heart that I must report that Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job staple Richard Dunn (aka Pep Pep) passed away this morning at 7:14am after suffering a stroke.
Pep Pep was unconditionally adored by thousands of loyal fans and he always made sure to try and reciprocate that adoration. Always smiling, Pep Pep was always willing to pose for pictures with fans and often times took pictures of himself with the various bits of fan art he’d receive in the mail. Most often seen on the show in his trademark sweater, thick-rimmed glasses, and comb over, Pep Pep was just as much a staple of the show as Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. One never got the impression when seeing him on the show that he was playing a character; it always looked and felt like Richard Dunn was just playing Richard Dunn. He was an asset to the show and to the people who loved him. A memorial site will be up and running soon, so keep your eyes on Tim and Eric’s individual Twitter feeds for updates.
RIPPP (Rest in Peace Pep Pep)