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PostSubject: Comic Richard Jeni dead in apparent suicide   Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:46 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Stand-up comedian and actor Richard Jeni, a regular on NBC's "The Tonight Show," has died in an apparent suicide, police said on Sunday.
Los Angeles police spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said a woman called police on Saturday morning from the West Hollywood area and said: "My boyfriend just shot himself in the face."
Jeni, 45, was found alive and taken to hospital but was pronounced dead about an hour later, Eisenman said.
Jeni appeared in movies including as "The Mask" and in the TV show "Everybody Hates Chris," and was named in 2004 in the Comedy Central list of 100 great stand-up comedians.


He was a regular guest on "The Tonight Show" when Johnny Carson hosted the late-night talk and variety show and also after Jay Leno took over as host in 1992.
Born in Brooklyn, he also appeared in the HBO Comedy Hour and wrote material for the 2005 Academy Awards show.
Authorities have scheduled an autopsy for Monday to determine the exact cause of death.

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PostSubject: Re: Comic Richard Jeni dead in apparent suicide   Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:48 pm

Palatypus Man is no more.

Suicide though? Damn.

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PostSubject: Re: Comic Richard Jeni dead in apparent suicide   Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:50 pm

He did a good captain kirk impersonation. It was either him or the guy that did the Lost room, Kevin Pollak.

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PostSubject: Re: Comic Richard Jeni dead in apparent suicide   Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:53 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Comic Richard Jeni dead in apparent suicide   Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:38 pm

He was a funny guy. It's sad that he could not see any other way. RIP

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PostSubject: Re: Comic Richard Jeni dead in apparent suicide   Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:44 pm

I was surprised by this. Heard about it this morning on the radio while I was driving on the highway. The radio hosts were big fans of his (one of them put him in their top five comedians of all-time list) and were really upset by the news.
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PostSubject: Re: Comic Richard Jeni dead in apparent suicide   Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:52 pm

He must have had some depression issues.

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PostSubject: Re: Comic Richard Jeni dead in apparent suicide   Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:53 pm

I heard about this this morning going to work. I can't believe it - suicide? Yeah, he must have had some major issues - maybe drug related? I don't know. He was funny. That's a shame.
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PostSubject: Re: Comic Richard Jeni dead in apparent suicide   Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:27 pm

His careers was probably more on the back end. He was still touring, I remember he played a casino gig around where I live. Who knows. The first thing people point to is possible drug use but you never know.

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PostSubject: Re: Comic Richard Jeni dead in apparent suicide   Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:41 pm

"My boyfriend just shot himself in the face." That's fucked up.
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