Rip Torn's daughter has opened up about the actor's struggle with alcohol abuse, days after he was arrested for allegedly breaking into a Connecticut bank following a drinking binge.
The Men In Black star, real name Elmore Rual Torn, was detained after police allegedly found him sprawled out on the floor of the Litchfield Bancorp building clutching a loaded revolver.
Torn was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass and third-degree criminal mischief, and was reportedly two-and-a-half times over the legal alcohol limit at the time of his arrest.
He appeared before a judge on Monday (01Feb10) and posted $100,000 (£62,500) bail, but did not enter a plea.
Now, Torn's daughter Angelica has revealed her dad's battle with alcohol abuse, admitting she finds his addiction "heartbreaking".
She says, "My father is a brilliant man, but so much has been wasted. He's p**sed away so much - so much of his time and so much of his talent."
The actor has checked himself into an alcohol treatment centre in New York in an effort to kick his addictions before he heads back to court on 17 February (10).
Torn has previously been in trouble with the law over alcohol-related offences, including a driving under the influence (DUI) arrest in December 2008. On that occasion, he was handed probation and ordered to enrol in an alcohol education program.