Yeah, GATSU also mentioned it in the T-shirt thread, but I thought the news was worthy of it’s own topic - damn sad news:
US actor Chris Penn, younger brother of Oscar-winner Sean Penn, has died in at an apartment near the Pacific Ocean in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Monica.
No cause of death was immediately determined but there was no signs of foul play, police sources said. A family spokeswoman confirmed the death and said the Penn family “would appreciate the media’s respect of their privacy during this difficult time”.
Penn, 43, starred in dozens of films.
He played baby-faced criminal Nice Guy Eddie Cabot in director Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and starred along with his brother in the 1986 film At Close Range. He also played Willard Hewitt in Footloose in 1984.
Recently, Penn voiced Officer Eddie Pulaski in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Penn’s body was found inside the four-storey apartment complex after police were called by someone from within the building, police Lieutenant Frank Fabrega said. An autopsy would be conducted to determine the cause of death, authorities said.
Penn’s latest film, The Darwin Awards, was scheduled to premiere tomorrow at the Sundance Film Festival.