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Too soon disappeared: Robert Garrison (center), best known for playing Tommy in the Karate Kid films, died Friday at the age of 59

Karate Kid and Cobra Kai star Robert Garrison is dead at the age of 59 after a health fight

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According to Robert Garrison, who played Tommy in the Karate Kid films, he died Friday at the age of 59 TMZ.

According to his family, the actor had been in a hospital in West Virginia for a while.

In addition to his role as Karate Kid, Robert was known for various TV appearances, including in the YouTube series Cobra Kai by Karate Kid.

Too soon disappeared: Robert Garrison (center), best known for playing Tommy in the Karate Kid films, died Friday at the age of 59

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Too soon disappeared: Robert Garrison (center), best known for playing Tommy in the Karate Kid films, died Friday at the age of 59

Big breakthrough: Garrison played Tommy (third from the left), one of the members of the Cobra Kai dojo, where students were taught a violent and unethical form of karate

Major breakthrough: Garrison played Tommy (third from the left), one of the members of the Cobra Kai dojo, where students were taught a violent and unethical form of karate

Big breakthrough: Garrison played Tommy (third from the left), one of the members of the Cobra Kai dojo, where students were taught a violent and unethical form of karate

According to his sister-in-law, Robert had been in the hospital for more than a month while he had problems with his kidneys and liver.

The actor's family is allegedly planning funeral arrangements.

His greatest role was in the 1984 martial arts drama, Karate Kid, with Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita.

Garrison played Tommy, one of the members of the Cobra Kai dojo, where students were taught a violent and unethical form of karate.

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In the continuation of the 1986 film, he is responsible for the infamous rule: & # 39; Give him a body bag! Yes! & # 39;

After a long break in acting, he returned to the franchise with YouTube & # 39; s follow-up series Cobra Kai.

The return: after a long break in acting, he returned to the franchise with YouTube & # 39; s follow-up series Cobra Kai; pictured with William Zabka (L)

The return: after a long break in acting, he returned to the franchise with YouTube & # 39; s follow-up series Cobra Kai; pictured with William Zabka (L)

The return: after a long break in acting, he returned to the franchise with YouTube & # 39; s follow-up series Cobra Kai; pictured with William Zabka (L)

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