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Old 10-17-2005, 03:51 PM   #1
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Ex-'SNL' Comedian's Death Ruled a Suicide

I don't remember this person at all...

Mon Oct 17,12:24 PM ET

FARMINGTON, Conn. - Actor and comedian Charles Rocket, who had roles in a variety of movies and TV series and briefly gained notoriety for uttering an obscenity on "Saturday Night Live," committed suicide, the state medical examiner ruled.

Rocket, 56, whose real name was Charles Claverie, was found dead in a field near his home in Canterbury on Oct 7. His throat had been cut, the medical examiner said.

"An investigation determined there was no criminal aspect to this case," State Police Sgt. J. Paul Vance said Monday.

Rocket was a cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" during the 1980-81 season. The profanity incident happened during a spoof of the "Who Shot J.R.?" plot line on "Dallas," which created a nationwide sensation at the time.

"Dallas" star Charlene Tilton was the "SNL" guest host that week. Rocket, who came on stage in a wheelchair, uttered the profanity after he was asked what it was like to have been shot.

The incident sparked complaints from viewers and prompted NBC to issue an apology. Rocket was later dismissed along with other cast members and writers on the show amid weak ratings at the time.

He went on to appear in numerous TV shows, including "Moonlighting" and "Max Headroom," and provided voices for cartoon series. His movie credits included "Earth Girls are Easy," "Dumb and Dumber" and "Dances With Wolves," according to the Internet Movie Database.

Before his time on "Saturday Night Live," Rocket was an anchorman at television stations in Colorado and Rhode Island and played an influential role in the Providence, R.I., arts scene decades ago, friends said.

"I just think he was one of the nicest and funniest people I ever met," said Chip Young, who co-wrote a column on Rocket in a Providence paper. "He had so many friends and influenced so many people."
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I don't remember who this is either.
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omfg! I did a search on this guy and I totally remember who he is. If you watch Dumb and Dumber he is in this movie!

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Still doesn't look familiar....hmmmmmm
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What a way to do yourself in. Truely sad..... you remember this guy, he played the bad guy in Dumb and Dumber. The one who set up the fake ransom.

You have to be deeply troubled to cut you own throat. I hope he finds peace now.
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Sadly, he was a deeply troubled soul. It is unfortunate he didn't reach out for help, or that people close to him didn't act on any signs that he may have shown he was near despondent.
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That is incredibly sad I couldn't imagine inflicting death upon myself like that. Hope his life is rid of troubles now and he can rest peacefully. Just incredibly heartbreaking story.
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wow I know who he is, he did alot of movies. He was the first one to accidentally utter " fuck" on SNL
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yup... that was a big deal that year.... I remember.
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