'New Girl' Cast Lead Tributes to Tran Star Ralph Ahn After Death Aged 95

Jake Johnson is leading the tributes after actor Ralph Ahn, known for playing Tran in New Girl, passed away at the age of 95.

The veteran actor's death was reported by the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles on February 26, per Deadline. No cause of death has been confirmed.

Ahn was beloved among New Girl fans for playing Nick Miller's (played by Johnson) unlikely and silent friend, a recurring cast member throughout the sitcom's 2011-2018 run.

The role became something of Ahn's signature in his later years and he appeared in seven episodes of the Zooey Deschanel fronted series.

His TV credits start back in the 1950s with TV series like Terry and the Pirates, 21 Beacon Street and China Smith.

Some of his more recent acting credits include appearances in ER, Gilmore Girls, The King of Queens, The Shield, Suddenly Susan and Walker, Texas Ranger.

Johnson praised Ahn on Instagram where he paid tribute to his friend and colleague who was "so much fun to work with."

"RIP. So much fun to work with. He gave so much with literally no lines. I loved when he was on set," Johnson wrote.

"I was always expecting to somehow work with him again. Condolences to his family/friends."

Deschanel responded to her former co-star's tribute with: "Noooooo."

Meanwhile, Lamorne Morris, who played Winston Bishop on the show, also shared a sweet tribute, writing: "Damn. RIP to Ralph Ahn. He played Tran on New Girl. Always the funniest scenes in the episode. This man lived a lot of life, keep his friends and family in yall thoughts and prayers."

Actress Hannah Simone, who played Cece on the show, took to her Instagram stories to remember Ahn.

"Thank you Ralph Ahn for being the best," she wrote. "You brought so much joy to our lives and helped pave the way for all of the AAPI actors that would follow you. We love you. RIP."

She also commented on Morris' tribute: "He was so funny and made everyone in a scene with him funnier. Love to his family and friends."

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Ralph Ahn as Tran in New Girl Fox/YouTube

Olivia Munn, who briefly starred on the show as Angie also took to Twitter to share a message of condolence for Ahn.

"Thank you #RalphAhn for being the best. You brought so much joy to our lives and helped pave the way for all of the AAPI actors that would follow you. We love you. RIP," she tweeted.

Meanwhile, many New Girl fans have taken to social media to remember the Tran star today.

"RIP #RalphAhn, who brought us the iconic character Tran in New Girl," reads one tweet.

While another person added: "RIP Ralph Ahn aka Tran. I don't think an actor has made me laugh with such few lines as much as he did."