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#1 Paul Bruening

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 04:51 PM

A pretty darn good actor has been reported dead by CNN.
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#2 Jian Cyrus Farhoumand

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:25 PM

A pretty darn good actor has been reported dead by CNN.



Terrible news.

Awful.

He was a great young actor with everything ahead of him.

CNN says the police suspect it was probably drugs. As always.

A terrible shame. He'll definitely be missed. He was awesome.
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#3 Richard Boddington

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:33 PM

I met him at the Toronto Film Fest in 2006, nice guy.

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#4 Matthew Buick

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:36 PM

I have no idea who this actor is, but it's sad when anybody dies. :(
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#5 Jian Cyrus Farhoumand

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:00 PM

I have no idea who this actor is, but it's sad when anybody dies. :(



He's just finished playing the Joker in the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight". And I believe he may well have still been in the middle of shooting Terry Gilliam's new film "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus", but I have no real idea for sure. Just IMDB to go on for that.

Probably most famous for his oscar-nominated role in "Brokeback Mountain" though.

I first saw him in "10 Things I Hate About You"... Was pretty funny.
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#6 Matthew Buick

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:12 PM

Probably most famous for his oscar-nominated role in "Brokeback Mountain" though.


I thought the name had rung a bell, this is very sad, he must have only been in his early thirties. :(
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#7 Ruairi Robinson

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:15 PM

I thought the name had rung a bell, this is very sad, he must have only been in his early thirties. :(


Really sad to hear it. He looked awesome as The Joker.
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#8 Jian Cyrus Farhoumand

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:20 PM

CNN say he was still only 28.

http://edition.cnn.c...dead/index.html
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#9 John Brawley

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:21 PM

I thought the name had rung a bell, this is very sad, he must have only been in his early thirties. :(



Younger. He was 28.

He got his break here in an Aussie crime film called Two Hands.
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#10 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:24 PM

I met him at the Toronto Film Fest in 2006, nice guy.

R,


Yes, it is terrible, though I've heard that he wasn't such a nice guy on set. :(
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#11 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:38 PM

And he was JUST beginning to blossom into one of the truly great actors of our time. I'm truly saddened.

Can't wait to see his performance in Dark Knight. And word has it he wasn't able to complete all his scenes for Parnassus, but hopefully enough of his performance is salvagable and they won't have to reshoot.
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:41 PM

this really sucks, I always thought he was a really good actor, very talented. And s**t, so young...
i know some people who worked on Casanova, and they only had good things to say about him.
rest in peace.
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#13 Matt Pacini

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 06:09 PM

I realize the autopsy and chemical analysis hasn't come in yet, but I have a feeling I know what the outcome is going to be.

The moral of this story is: STOP MIXING MEDICATIONS, PEOPLE!!! READ THE LABELS!!!
People down antidepressants and sleep medication (like Ambien, which he was taking) and drink alcohol, take other stuff, basically completely ignore all the warnings on the labels, which the pharmacist tells you when you get the meds.
They are not kidding! You can die mixing meds, including non-prescription stuff, supplements, etc.

For instance, did you know taking aspirin and Ginko Baloba can cause brain hemorrhage?
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