Medical emergency forces 'Fargo' actor out of Minn. Film-TV bash

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Minnesota Film and TV Board is celebrating its 30th anniversary Thursday with a benefit, but one if its main guests will not be able to attend.

The board said Thursday that the event's scheduled guest actor, John Carroll Lynch, had to pull out of the celebration because of an emergency appendectomy.

The sold-out event -- which will celebrate the board's recent $10 million snowbate victory at the State Capitol -- is scheduled to take place at Olson's rooftop on top of the Ford Center in downtown Minneapolis.

"I am heartbroken at being unable to be there," said Lynch in a statement issued by the board. "I owe so much of my life's bounty to my time in Minnesota and to the film and TV board in particular. It was a great honor to have been included in the festivities."

Lynch said he was going to miss the view from the event, too, which looks over Target Field.

"Needless to say a rooftop party in Minneapolis sounds a LOT better than a hospital bed in Van Nuys. Best to all and to all involved in supporting the film and TV community in Minnesota," Lynch said.

Lynch has appeared in dozens of films, including the Minnesota-made productions "Grumpy Old Men" and "Beautiful Girls." In "Fargo" he played the easy-going Norm Gunderson, the husband of Brainerd-based Sheriff Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand).

The actor has also starred in such films as "Gran Torino," "Shutter Island" and "Crazy, Stupid, Love." On TV, he's appeared in such series as "Big Love," "K-Ville" and "Body of Proof."

The celebration Thursday night will honor founding supporters Sen. Richard Cohen, Upper MN Film Office director Riki McManus and board co-founder John Stout.

Next Up

coronavirus, covid-19, icu

Minnesota's COVID-19 hospitalizations increase by 27.5% in 24 hours

Bring Me The News confirmed that the dramatic increase is not a numbers error.

fire, flames

Lives saved as passerby, city workers rescue from 3 from Golden Valley fire

The Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the fire Wednesday morning.

Caribou Coffee Holiday 2020

Caribou Coffee rolls out holiday cups, menu early

The holiday season is underway at some Twin Cities stores, with a nationwide rollout planned for Nov. 5.

Malik Beasley

Charges: Timberwolves' Beasley pointed assault rifle at family on a home tour

The family was on the Parade of Homes tour when Beasley allegedly pointed the gun at them, telling them to get off his property.

aldi grocery store

Aldi is opening its first store in Winona next month

The new store is part of Aldi's $5 billion expansion across the U.S.

coronavirus, COVID-19 test

COVID-19: Minnesota planning rapid testing for young adults

Health officials are in the planning stages of launching a rapid testing option for 18 to 35 year olds.

grocery shopping

Money Gal Coaching: 15 money-saving tips you should consider

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.

Vikes

Coller: What's left to watch for Vikings fans?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

trick-or-treating, Halloween

Traditional trick-of-treating a no-no, but MDH say there are ways to make it safer

There are safer ways to do trick-or-treating than going door-to-door, health officials say.

Related