Skip to comments.Actor Chris Penn Found Dead at Residence (brother of Sean)
Posted on 01/25/2006 5:44:52 AM PST by Mr. Brightside
Actor Chris Penn Found Dead at Residence
By PAUL CHAVEZ, Associated Press Writer
36 minutes ago
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 said.
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 said.
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.
Actor Chris Penn poses with an unidentified guest at the premiere
of 'Starsky & Hutch,' in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, in this
Feb. 26, 2004 file photo. Chris, the younger brother of Academy
Award winner Sean Penn, was found dead Tuesday Jan. 24, 2006
at a Santa Monica residence, police said.
(AP Photo/Tammie Arroyo, File)
He was wonderful as the klutzy sidekick of Kevin Bacon in "Footloose."
I'm more interested in Uncle Penn.
I'm... sure he will be missed?
You think that woman would have dated him if he were a McDonald's sidewalk sweeper???
By somebody anyway. Who was this guy again?
I didn't know he existed, until now.
Tell me again, why is this big news...?
Ha! I don't think any woman would have dated him if he had been anything other than Sean Penn's brother, esp. in Hollywood.
Boy, has he changed!
Maybe she's his sister. :)
Penn makes good reels...
That could turn out to be a classic irony.
I loved this guy! That's very sad. Probably a drug overdose.....
The news footage showed the police asking a neighbor about "his mood." Lends to possible suicide.
Which one was "Nicky Dimes?"
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1556083/posts. Here is what is killing his brother.
Never saw it.
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