June 18, 2015 5:20 PM EDT

Comic actor Rick Ducommun died at age 62, EW has confirmed. Known for his role in Joe Dante’s The ‘Burbs, Ducommun died on June 12 at a Vancouver hospital after suffering from complications due to diabetes.

Dante tweeted a RIP message to Ducommun on Wednesday night, and later passed along some old photos and fun facts about Canadian actor.

Fellow Canadian Alan Thicke brought Ducommun to Hollywood after noticing him on a children’s show. Ducommun appeared in Die Hard,Groundhog Day and Scream, and had small roles in The Last Boy Scout, Spaceballs and Gremlins 2: The New Batch – the latter as a favor to Dante. He also hosted HBO comedy specials in 1989 and 1992.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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