This is sad news for me and the film world. I remember him best from that crappy TimeCop movie, but mostly from his excellent portrayal of himself in Heat Vision and Jack. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a failed pilot directed by Ben Stiller and stars Ron Silver, Jack Black, Owen Wilson, and Christine Taylor. It was written by those two glorious geniuses Rob Shrab and Dan Harmon. Go torrent it. Any description I can give won’t do it justice. And it’s ok to torrent it since it isn’t available any other way.
Ron Silver died in his sleep after battling with esophageal cancer. He will be missed.