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    Default Comedian Richard Jeni found dead, apparent suicide

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    Comedian Richard Jeni Dead At 45




    Mar. 11 - Richard Jeni, a standup comedian who played to sold-out crowds and was a "Tonight Show" regular, was found dead in a West Hollywood home.
    Los Angeles Police said they responded to a call from a woman Saturday morning saying her boyfriend had shot himself.
    Jeni was taken to a local hospital and died sometime later from his injuries.
    Jeni, who has appeared on the "The Tonight Show" numerous times and acted in the Jim Carrey movie "The Mask," was 45 years old.
    The comedian starred in several H-B-O comedies and in 2005, he wrote some of the material for the Academy Awards hosted by his friend Chris Rock.

    The Brooklyn-born comic first received national attention in 1990 with the Showtime special "Richard Jeni: Boy From New York City." Two years later, his "Crazy From the Heat" special attracted the highest ratings in Showtime's history. Copyright 2007 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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    This is sad. I saw his act at the Comedy club here in town and many of his HBO specials. He always made me laugh. Some blogs are reporting that he had a serious illness and decided to kill himself. R.I.P. Richard.

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    wow! what a sad way to go. RIP

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    How sad. He always cracked me up. What a loss to the comedy world.

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    Most comedians have very dark sides. Comedy is a form of compensating for a lot of pain.

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    I think your right Pacific most comics do seem to have a lot of pain they are covering up.
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    I've met quite a few and they are usually very depressed people. They have a lot of insight into the world -- that isn't always a blessing.

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    How very sad...RIP. I remember him well.
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    Joy Behar was just talking about this on the view...
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    Totally sad. I really love his comedy.

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    I was shocked and saddened to hear about Richard. I loved his comedy
    and his acting. He will be sorely missed by multitudes of fans.
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    This made me really really really sad.

    He was such a bright, funny man.

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    I am absolutely shocked---I ADORED him!! Saw his stand up twice and thought he was hilarious! What a horrible way to go.....so sad.

    RIP Richard. And thanks for the laughs!

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