San Andreas actor found dead

Body of <i>Reservoir Dogs</i> star Chris Penn, who voiced Eddie Pulaski in the latest GTA, is discovered in Santa Monica.

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His character in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas may have met a semicomic end in the Las Venturas desert, but there was nothing funny about the real-life passing of actor Chris Penn. Penn, 40, was found dead in an apartment in the seaside Los Angeles suburb of Santa Monica early this morning. Police told the Reuters news service that they did not suspect foul play.

Penn, the younger brother of Oscar winner Sean Penn, was a veteran character actor. His roles in such films as Resevoir Dogs, True Romance, Rush Hour, and Starsky & Hutch made him a familiar face to moviegoers. Gamers knew him from GTA: San Andreas as the voice of corrupt Los Santos Police Officer Eddie Pulaski, the accomplice of game villain Officer Frank Tenpenny, voiced by Samuel L. Jackson.

Penn's death is the second San Andreas-related tragedy this week. Over the weekend, a massive fire damaged some offices of Take-Two Interactive, owner of Grand Theft Auto publisher Rockstar Games.

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VGLeo34
VGLeo34

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angelpaint
angelpaint

sucks man i wondered why he wasnt inn ny movies lately r.i.p

gamestars
gamestars

He was a good actor in san andreas

DigitalTwisted
DigitalTwisted

gameloverx We'll miss you Mr.Blue He wasn't Mr Blue you fool, he played "Nice Guy Eddie"

mentalhelp
mentalhelp

Aw man. I remember all the movies he played in. My favorite was Starsky And Hutch. I kinda feel sorry that I killed his character in San Andreas.

DrKill09
DrKill09

I just found this out. That sucks.

pomminator
pomminator

so sad... wait till Jack T finds this, he will say it was a suicide or something "games made him do it!" i am thinking there is a link, take two offices burnt "inadvertently" and a corpse of a popular GTA voice actor, when Chris Bellard dies i am going to put a watch on Jack Thompson!

nfsmaster
nfsmaster

Someone better cry me a river right now! I'm just kidding but truthfully, not really. This is sad because he was always a funny guy. Whatever.

jerico6
jerico6

I'm still in mourning.

boolow407
boolow407

goku2000 I think Jack Thompson and Hillary Clinton did it. Us gamers should gang up on them! BAN HILLARY AND JACK in the memory of Chris Penn!!! In all seriousness, RIP dude. Your movies and game contribution will always be remembered. Thanks!

goku2000
goku2000

I think there might be a connection between this and the R* games lawsuits. Anyone else agree?

Fuuuuureakkkk
Fuuuuureakkkk

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Man, If they make another GTA with Mike Toreno , the voice will SUCK.

TheBeret
TheBeret

Stewie Shut the **** up im tired of hearing you complain about how you hate GTA. If you really hate GTA Then stop posting about it here where everybody loves GTA. Go join Jack Thompson's raid.

stewiegriffin78
stewiegriffin78

Sigh...may he rest in peace. Though I dislike GTA, I love Rush Hour. How long until Take Two goes out of business?

plowoe
plowoe

MAN THAT SUCKS I DIDNT KNOW HE WAS ON SAN ANDREAS

brighteye007
brighteye007

He never got the credit, but in my book he was the Penn brother with the most talent. (and chris is actually really really good...) He did many films where he was one of the few reasons to see the film at all. (like: one tough cop) And some with many great actors, but the movie wasnt given a real chance. (like: the funeral) I will miss him....

ilovejessica
ilovejessica

RIP Chris. You kicked ass in your movies!

farnes
farnes

man....that's sad

Cz-100
Cz-100

NOOOO not Nice Guy Eddie.

cybergooch
cybergooch

mrsaucy, it is people like you that make abstinence (forced or practiced...probably the earlier for you) such a smart idea. That comment could get you trampled at a fat farm (if not already there getting trampled). Grow up.

cybergooch
cybergooch

Lots of conspiracy theories. I hope that you have the radio turned up loud so "they" can't hear you mouth out the words as you type them here! Oh no, the Take Two curse...AAHHHHHHH! Jack Thompson snuck PCP into his fried M&M, pickle, and bacon sandwichs and killed him...AAAAHHHHH!! Morons, your bus is here!

mrsaucy
mrsaucy

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Bathyj
Bathyj

WHO KILLED NICE GUY EDDIE !?!?!?

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

Now "Jack Thompson" has another lead, He will say Chris Penn died because of GTA and Violent games OR a crazy guy derailed by GTA or Violent games killed him, so violent games must be banned!! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chris was great in both Reservoir Dogs and GTA. Rest In Peace

stovich
stovich

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KennethGorelick
KennethGorelick

I think something fishy is going on here. Maybe it's Jack Thompson or his like-minded peers.

SGTMUS
SGTMUS

Rest in peace mate, you were and still always will be super fking cool.

icemancell
icemancell

rest in peace Pulaski!!! your work will forever be remembered!!

D_E_E_G_S
D_E_E_G_S

I have a feeling old jacky boy (Jack Thompson) is gonna have something to say about this....

GameGuy360
GameGuy360

Hey I saw that on the news this morning! But they didn't say he was an actor in GTA SA.

Mit_Man
Mit_Man

Too much relation to him being in GTA in the article. RIP.

XlpranksterlX
XlpranksterlX

Jeez jack first the prada and now the talent.

bubs97
bubs97

Quite a tragedy, our prayers are with his family... but man, too bad his legacy is such a shady and immoral one.

DarkMaster86
DarkMaster86

R.I.P, friend. I will watch rush hour today. The only thing i could come up with now to hes death is a heart attack, cuz look at the facts. 1# He died around hes 40s and he's overweight and bein overweight around that age is very dangerious for hes health. Just my theory but it could be true.