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    Chris Penn (brother of Sean Penn and Michael Penn) found dead

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    Re: Chris Penn (brother of Sean Penn and Michael Penn) found dead

    Also played the cop in Starsky and Hutch I believe. Always sad to see someone die young.

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    I'll always remember Chris Penn in his role in "At Close Range" (a very underrated flick). He played...Sean Penn's brother.

    After that, he simply didn't seem to be able to keep his weight under control. Don't know how that affected his death, but I always thought he was an actor who brought real depth to the supporting roles he played. I'm sad to learn that he's no longer with us.
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    Re: Chris Penn (brother of Sean Penn and Michael Penn) found dead

    It seems there were a lot of movies that he was in that I enjoyed. One of my favorites with him in it was True Romance (an All Star cast in that one). Sad to hear that he is gone.
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    Re: Chris Penn (brother of Sean Penn and Michael Penn) found dead

    He was also Kevin Bacon's friend in "Footloose."

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    Re: Chris Penn (brother of Sean Penn and Michael Penn) found dead

    i've always enjoyed him. strange enough, it seemed every time i saw his name in the credits, i would say to myself "Oh, Great. Chris Penn"...then inevitably end up liking his roll. a very underappreciated actor.
    i also wonder, Steel, if his weight attributed. they guy was starting to look terrible.
    may he rest in peace.

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    Re: Chris Penn (brother of Sean Penn and Michael Penn) found dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Caseyfan21
    Also played the cop in Starsky and Hutch I believe. Always sad to see someone die young.
    Yep. The photo in that link is from the Starsky and Hutch premiere.

    As for the weight thing, does anybody think it's weird that Chris had famous parents AND famous siblings, none of whom (in my memory) were ever overweight?

    I don't say that to pick on him. It's just highly unusual.
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    Re: Chris Penn (brother of Sean Penn and Michael Penn) found dead

    Man! He really put on some weight!



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    Re: Chris Penn (brother of Sean Penn and Michael Penn) found dead

    I was always amazed at the level of talent in the Penn family. Michael Penn is a great musician, and both Chris and Sean are talented actors. I liked Chris as an actor better than Sean (probably because of the roles Sean chose).
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    Re: Chris Penn (brother of Sean Penn and Michael Penn) found dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader
    It seems there were a lot of movies that he was in that I enjoyed. One of my favorites with him in it was True Romance (an All Star cast in that one). Sad to hear that he is gone.

    One of my 5 favorite movies of all time.

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    Re: Chris Penn (brother of Sean Penn and Michael Penn) found dead

    How do you think he died? Drugs? Natural causes? Suicide?

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    Re: Chris Penn (brother of Sean Penn and Michael Penn) found dead

    I'm guessing heart attack
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    Re: Chris Penn (brother of Sean Penn and Michael Penn) found dead

    Actor Chris Penn found dead
    Cause of death undetermined after autopsy

    Wednesday, January 25, 2006; Posted: 9:33 p.m. EST (02:33 GMT)

    LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- The cause of actor Chris Penn's death remained undetermined after an autopsy, and the coroner's office has ordered blood toxicology tests...

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    Re: Chris Penn (brother of Sean Penn and Michael Penn) found dead

    "I'm guessing heart attack"

    Possible but he still seems a little young for that despite his weight problem.
    My guess is something drug/alcohol related..

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    Re: Chris Penn (brother of Sean Penn and Michael Penn) found dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Maldonado
    "I'm guessing heart attack"

    Possible but he still seems a little young for that despite his weight problem.
    My guess is something drug/alcohol related..
    40 is a little young for a massive MI? Hardly.
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