Former Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron remembered his long friendship with the late actor and comedian John Ritter, in a pair of Instagram posts. Tom posted the snaps just one day after recalling a long-ago meeting with Kaley Cuoco on the set of the 2002 comedy 8 Simple Rules, as seen here.
Tom posted two photographs to the social media sharing site. One was positioned atop the other. In the first, Tom was laughing at something John said as the two looked directly at one another. Tom's hair was dark in color and he wore a tan jacket and gray and white pinstripe shirt while the former Three's Company star was dressed in a dark t-shirt with a denim button-down worn atop it.
In the second image, John looked at the camera as he pointed directly at Tom, who stood to his left with a serious expression on his face.
The Chicago Tribune reported that John died in 2003 of what was determined to be an aortic dissection — a tear in the largest blood vessel in the body. He fell ill while on the set of 8 Simple Rules and was rushed to the hospital where he would die hours later.
Tom continues to honor the legacy of his longtime pal. The two worked together when Tom hosted an updated version of the legendary game show, Hollywood Squares. John participated through the years 2000-2003 and appeared in 55 episodes as a guest-star, as reported IMDB.