No doubt “Cobra Kai”, the series of YouTube Red which recently landed on Netflix, has managed to achieve a lot of popularity by seeing the main actors of the original “Karate Kid” trilogy together again to continue the story. Unfortunately, one of them had to say goodbye shortly after his character passed away in the series: Rob Garrison.
Set 35 years after the events of “The Karate Kid”, “Cobra Kai” the rivalry between Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso, although this time they are not seen as the image of good and evil, but as normal people with wounds from the past who are trying to heal with their own dojos.
In season 2 of “Cobra Kai“, A war between rival dojos is created just after Daniel reopen Miyagi-Do Karate to counter Johnny training many of the students of West Valley High School, with a view to both winning the tournament in their city that years ago sealed their enmity.
Back then, Johhny he was not alone. His gang consisted of Bobby, Jimmy, Dutch and Tommy, all students of John Kreese. The last of them also returned for “Cobra Kai”, Sharing his last moments on screen with his longtime companions. Days later, the actor died of complications in his liver and kidney.
ROB GARRISO, THE ACTOR OF “COBRA KAI” AND “KARATE KID” WHO DIED LITTLE AFTER HIS CHARACTER
In season 1 of “Cobra Kai” Lawrence tells his best student, Miguel Diaz, his version of what happened in 1984. Johnny painted Daniel as the real villain and said that he suspects the sensei of LaRusso, he Sr. Miyagi, god a Tommy “brain damage” when Miyagi defeated the Cobra Kai in Halloween to rescue Daniel of a beating.
In the season 2 of “Cobra Kai”, Johnny took a road trip to meet his friends from high school, less Dutch, who is in prison. However, Tommy he suffered from cancer for which he was hospitalized. Johnny, Jimmy and Bobby They took him out of the hospital so they could make one last camping trip.
And it was literally the last for Tommy who passed away while sleeping peacefully at night. In real life, as pointed out Screenrant, Rob Garrison died at the age of 59 in September 2019, a few months after season 2 of “Cobra Kai”Originally aired on YouTube Premium.
The actor had been hospitalized for a month with liver and kidney problems, and his organs eventually stopped working. After “The Karate Kid”, Garrison acted in “Iron Eagle” and had roles in “Coach,” “St. Elsewhere ”,“ MacGyver ”and“ Kung Fu: The Legend Continues ”.
The last appearance of Rob Garrison in “Cobra Kai ” is in chapter 6 called “Take a Right”. There was also a moving moment between Johnny and Tommy around the campfire where he confessed that he was in love with But, but Johnny he started dating her first. In fact, Tommy idolized Lawrence and joined “Cobra Kai”In order to gain the confidence I had Johnny.
Despite the death of Tommy during season 2 of “Cobra Kai“, the producer Jon Hurwitz said he hoped Rob Garrison repeat his role in the season 3, possibly through flashbacks. But unfortunately this could not be, since the actor passed away and his most loyal followers will remember him forever.
Hurwitz He also admitted that the final shot of Tommy in “Take a Right“Is an easter egg for its immortal dialogue of”The Karate Kid”, When he supports Johnny while fighting with Daniel and tells “Put it in a body bag, yeah!“: In the end, this was the character’s destiny. Rob Garrison he passed away September 27, 2019 after a month hospitalized in the hospital of West Virginia.
Rob Garrison, the actor who died shortly after his character in “Karate Kid”