Highlander actor Stan Kirsch dies aged 51 in apparent suicide at his Los Angeles home Highlander and General Hospital actor Stan Kirsch has died aged 51 after taking his own life in his Los Angeles home. The actor was found dead in his home on Saturday. The Los Angeles medical examiner ruled that Kirsch died by hanging. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Kirsch's wife, Kristyn Green, found him hanging in their bathroom. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Kirsch was best known for playing Richie Ryan in the Highlander TV series for six seasons from 1992-1998. Kirsch also had acting appearances on General Hospital, JAG and a memorable episode of Friends where he played Ethan - one of Monica's dates who she later discovers is a high school student lying about his age.