Chris Penn Found Dead

Subscribe to Sean Penn alerts

Sean Penn's actor brother Chris was found dead at his Santa Monica, California condominium yesterday (24JAN06).

The 43-year-old was discovered in his bed by police, but authorities are baffled by the death, and insist there is no sign of foul play. The body was discovered late in the afternoon after cops received a call from the late Rush Hour actor's housekeeper.

An autopsy is currently being carried out to determine the cause of death.

CARLITO'S WAY star Sean's publicist MARA BUXBAUM says, "The Penn family would appreciate the media's respect of their privacy during this difficult time."

Chris' recent movie THE DARWIN AWARDS is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later today (25JAN06).

Although less famous than his Oscar-winning brother Sean, Chris appeared in over 45 movies, including Reservoir Dogs, Starsky And Hutch, Mulholland Falls and Footloose. He also appeared in episodes of Will And Grace, Law And Order: CRIMINAL INTENT, Seinfeld and CSI: MIAMI.

In 1996, Chris won the Volpi cup for his supporting role in THE FUNERAL at the Venice Film Festival.


Tags: Sean Penn - Chris - Rush Hour - Reservoir Dogs - Starsky And Hutch - Mulholland Falls - Footloose - Will And Grace - Law And Order - Seinfeld

Subscribe to Sean Penn alerts

More Sean Penn

A Week In Movies: Sony Gives In To Hackers, Night At The Museum 3 Holds Dual Premieres, Spectre Shoots In London And Trailers Promise Action And Romance This Spring

The big movie news this week has been Sony's decision to cancel the release of the James Franco/Seth Rogen comedy The Interview due to threats...

The Gunman Trailer

He's worked for the same company for years, and one day he is asked to work late. What his wife doesn't know, however, is that...

Robin Wright Reportedly Calls Off Engagement To Ben Foster

A mere ten months after Robin Wright confirmed she was engaged to actor Ben Foster, the couple have allegedly called off their engagement.Robin Wright and...

Madonna's Wedding Dress And More Fetch Thousands At Charity Auction

Ever fancied owning a piece of Madonna’s wardrobe? Well you may have just missed your chance, as several of the singer’s most iconic looks were...


Charlize Theron And Sean Penn, A Love Story

Back in February we were a little surprised to hear that Charlize Theron and Sean Penn were a thing. Since then, seeing them together and...

Charlize Theron and Sean Penn Go Public At 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' Premiere [Pictures]

Seth MacFarlane’s new comedy A Million Ways To Die In The West premiered in Los Angeles on Thursday night with a star studded red carpet....

John Leguizamo Beaten Up On Set, By Sean Penn

John Leguizamo beaten up on set? Wait, did this really happen? Well, it looks like it sort of did. The Moulin Rouge star has spoken...

U2 Hit The Stage At Sean Penn's Help Haiti Home Benefit Gala In Surprise Gig

U2 reunited for a surprise gig at Sean Penn's Help Haiti Home benefit gala on Saturday night (Jan 11th).The Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills hosted...



Sean Penn Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Sean Penn

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All