Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Comeian Richard Jeni Last Act Not Too Funny R.I.P.


Nothing funny about todays story. Further investigation reveals that comedian Richard Jeni, death in March was a suicide. Richard apparently had a history of mental illness and had been hospitalized late 2006 for suicidal depression. The coroner's report concludes that this was a self inflicted gun shot wound resulting in suicide. Jeni, 49, died at a hospital after being found in his Hollywood home on March 10. His girlfriend heard him talking to himself about a week earlier, saying "'just squeeze the trigger,"' according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

He was funny in life. Unfortunately, he picked a bad way to end it. R.I.P.

Ben

Blond Bombshell said...

I think it was once said by Jim Carey that every successful comedian has a dark side. Some comedians draw on their dark side for creative purposes. In my opinion, their is a fine line between mental illness and creative artistic expression. Sounds like he crossed the line of no return.

Shell

Anonymous said...

I wonder what Pauley Shore would have to say about this?

Carl said...

A fine talent wasted. His website memorial has some real funny clips.

Carl

Ron said...

Lots of comedians end their lives this way. It's a shame, but for some reason, comedians do tend to battle depression. This is one case where I do agree with the blond bombshell aka Shell.

Ms. Calabaza said...

I had never heard of him until his death. So sad that he couldn't get the help he needed.

california surfer dude said...

Could say he never quite got his act together.

Surfer Dude