R.I.P. Jason R. Chin, iO Chicago instructor and former artistic director

Longtime Chicago improv actor and teacher Jason R. Chin died suddenly Thursday night. Chin was 46. Improv Olympic founder Charna Halpern passed along the devastating news overnight. “I am heart broken. Our Jason Chin passed away,” Halpern wrote to friends. “He was a wonderful friend and a huge part of iO. I miss him already and cant believe this has really happened.” Fellow longtime Chicago improv comedian performer/teacher Miles Stroth added: Cause is not known yet. This just happened. Sadly, it is real. Fuck.” The Cook County medical examiner’s report Friday said Chin had died from heart disease. He...

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