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Nightwish
02-14-2006, 03:16 PM
http://www.imdb.com/news/wenn/2006-02-14/

Reservoir Dogs actor Chris Penn died accidentally from an enlarged heart and the effects of a combination of various medications, according to autopsy and toxicology tests. The Los Angeles coroner's office released a statement late Monday, confirming the reasons behind the shock death of Sean Penn's younger brother in his Santa Monica, California, apartment on January 24. The tests labeled the primary causes of death as "nonspecific cardiomyopathy" (an oversized heart) with the "effects of multiple medication intake." Chief coroner investigator Craig Harvey says, "There is absolutely no indication that this is anything but an accident. We know he had several prescriptions, including promethazine with codeine, which featured predominantly in his death. We don't know how much he ingested or when. There are a lot of 'what ifs' to be factored in." Chris, 40, starred in hit films Rush Hour, Starsky & Hutch, True Romance, and The Funeral, for which he won the Volpi Cup at the 1996 Venice Film Festival.

Strange that this wasn't all over the news, since it happend a couple weeks ago.

RIP Chris.

Brock
02-14-2006, 03:19 PM
O RLY

Baby Lee
02-14-2006, 03:20 PM
Strange

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=134560&highlight=penn
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=134527&highlight=penn
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=134601&highlight=penn

keg in kc
02-14-2006, 03:21 PM
I thought I was in a time machine for a moment.

Nightwish
02-14-2006, 11:56 PM
Strange

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=134560&highlight=penn
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=134527&highlight=penn
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=134601&highlight=penn
I didn't see those posts, not that it matters. I posted this one because it includes the coroner's findings about what killed him, which was only released a couple days ago.

Ebolapox
02-15-2006, 12:07 AM
WE LANDED ON THE MOON!!!!

<img src="http://www.dvdweb.co.uk/reviewsgfx/dnd5.jpg">

-EB-

Taco John
02-15-2006, 12:31 AM
I still can't figure out how this guy is famous enough that anybody but his family would be interested in his death. I barely know who he is, and only remember one movie I've ever seen him in.

That said, I don't watch too much television, and it could be that I'm missing something here.

Ebolapox
02-15-2006, 12:33 AM
eh, I'm pretty sure he and stephen baldwin and the same person--I mean... has anyone seen them in the same room together??

-EB-

Nightwish
02-15-2006, 01:02 AM
I still can't figure out how this guy is famous enough that anybody but his family would be interested in his death. I barely know who he is, and only remember one movie I've ever seen him in.

That said, I don't watch too much television, and it could be that I'm missing something here.
He mostly rode the coattails of his brother's fame. I doubt anybody would know who he was if he wasn't Sean Penn's brother.

Deberg_1990
02-15-2006, 03:42 AM
No, he died because of too many years of drugs, booze and over eating....

Ultra Peanut
02-15-2006, 04:00 AM
'kay

Cochise
02-15-2006, 05:45 AM
I still can't figure out how this guy is famous enough that anybody but his family would be interested in his death. I barely know who he is, and only remember one movie I've ever seen him in.


What do you mean? He freakin' played CORKY ROMANO'S BROTHER!