OT - RIP: Chris Penn (Sean's brother)
- From: Allister Fiend <A.Fiend@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 14:32:55 -0600
He's been in a bunch of great films. I first remember seeing him in the
movie filmed in my hometown, "All the Right Moves" with Tom Cruise.
And no doubt Mr. Pink knows him from "Reservoir Dogs".
Actor Chris Penn Found Dead at Residence
By PAUL CHAVEZ, Associated Press Writer
LOS ANGELES - Actor Chris Penn, brother of Sean Penn, was found dead
Tuesday at his condominium near the beach in Santa Monica, police said.
Police said they discovered the 40-year-old actor's body around 4 p.m. Lt.
Frank Fabrega said there were no obvious signs of foul play.
Sean Penn's publicist, Mara Buxbaum, issued a statement saying that "the
Penn family would appreciate the media's respect of their privacy during
this difficult time."
Chris Penn's body was found inside the four-story condominium complex
after police were called by someone from within the building, Fabrega
Penn's body was discovered in a bed inside the residence, located in a
four-story condominium complex near the beach on Ocean Avenue in Santa
Monica, said Capt. Ed Winter of the county coroner's office. Authorities
were called to the condominium complex by Penn's housekeeper, Winter said.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death, authorities
Chris Penn's credits included "Mulholland Falls," "Rumble Fish," "All the
Right Moves," "Footloose" and "Rush Hour." He also played Nice Guy Eddie
Cabot in the 1992 Quentin Tarantino crime drama "Reservoir Dogs."
His late father, Leo Penn, directed television shows. His mother, Eileen
Ryan, is an actress whose credits include "I Am Sam," "Magnolia" and
"Parenthood." Another brother is musician Michael Penn.
Chris Penn's latest film, "The Darwin Awards," was scheduled to premiere
Wednesday at the Sundance Film Festival.
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