Quentin Tarantino kills Rick Dalton.
Leonardo DiCaprio's Rick Dalton, the actor he played in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, appears to have reached the end of his story.
The news was made by Tarantino via Roger Avary and he co-hosts The Video Archives podcast. The passing was announced via a series of tweets, which also stated that Tuesday's podcast would be "a memorial episode designed by Quentin that features some of Rick's best roles."
The podcast "Video Archives" is where Tarantino and Avary "revisit classic films on VHS and discover new favourites." Normally, new episodes are released every other Tuesday, however, it appears that the schedule has been accelerated to match the recent events.
Dalton's life had previously been plotted out by Tarantino. He revealed that he has a biography ready in 2021 for podcaster Jeff Goldsmith.
“I wrote The Films of Rick Dalton book,” he said.
“It’s written as if Rick is real. You know, they have The Films of Charles Bronson and The Films of Anthony Quinn, well, it’s done like that, with synopsis and then some critical quotes from the time, and the book goes through every one of Rick’s movies that he did, leading to the end of his career in 1988, I believe, and every one of his episodic television shows.”