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Old 10-17-05, 11:05 AM
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Charles Rocket commits suicide

Article says it occurred on October 7, but I did a search and didn't see a thread.

Dead by suicide: "His throat had been cut"

http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/TV/1....ap/index.html

Charles Rocket, a comedian and actor who appeared on "Saturday Night Live" and had roles in a variety of movies and television series, committed suicide, the state medical examiner has ruled.

Rocket, 56, whose real name was Charles Claverie, was found dead in a field near his home in Canterbury on October 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, a tumultuous year that followed the departure of the original "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" and founding producer Lorne Michaels. Rocket gained notoriety when he was fired from "SNL" for swearing on the air.

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.

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Old 10-17-05, 11:11 AM
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Whoa.
Old 10-17-05, 11:33 AM
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Anybody have a picture of him? I don't remember him at all.
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Had to search for a pic, then I recognized him.

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does anyone have a pic of this guy.... not sure who he is
Old 10-17-05, 11:37 AM
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Oh him. Wow. Too bad.
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Pretty much known for one thing: saying "Fuck" live on-air and getting canned for it.
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oh wait ok
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he looks just like the guy from Full House
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This is him during his SNL days, which is what most people probably remember him from:
Old 10-17-05, 12:15 PM
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God! Who the hell cuts their own throat besides
Spoiler:
Glenn Close in the alternate ending to "Fatal Attraction"?
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I remember him most as David's brother on MOONLIGHTING.

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Originally Posted by SMB-IL
God! Who the hell cuts their own throat besides
My cousin's Husband's father, killed himself the same way. Certainly not the easiest way out.

I didn't know he was on SNL, I recognize him from Dances with Wolves. He popped up every once in a while in movies or TV shows, I always enjoyed seeing him.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Pretty much known for one thing: saying "Fuck" live on-air and getting canned for it.
I thought that waqs Brad Hall, Julia Louise Dryfuss' husband.

charlie Rocket was in alot of shit

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0734236/
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Originally Posted by Tommy Ceez
I thought that waqs Brad Hall, Julia Louise Dryfuss' husband.
An episode hosted by Dallas star Charlene Tilton featured an ongoing joke in which different cast members would vow revenge on him for some reason, in a parody of the famed "Who Shot J.R.?" episode of Dallas. Rocket was then shot in the chest by a sniper in the final sketch. At the end of the show, a wheelchair-bound Charles audibly mumbled that he'd like to know "who the fuck did it," followed by the cast and audience reacting with shock and embarrassed laughter.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Rocket
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I didn't know about this until I read it on yahoo, and thought that I had missed a posting as well. A total shock.
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Sad news. It appeared he still had a pretty active career, so he must have had a lot else goign on in his life to drive him to this.

I hope the police have a good reason/evidence for ruling out homicide here.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
I had forgotten he was the rival head of Network 66 in Max Headroom.
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I've only recognize him in Dumb And Dumber. See that he was in Short Cuts. Don't remember that.

RIP.
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Too bad. Someone must really want to kill himself to cut his own throat.
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That's a shame, very sad news. Although he did have a lot of credits, I don't think his career turned out the way it was expected. I don't know, it's strange he didn't become a bigger star...
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I remember him as the neighbor with the infatuation in the seminal classic 'It's Pat'.
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His first appearance in Moonlighting as David's brother is one of my favorite episodes.
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Originally Posted by rennervision
His first appearance in Moonlighting as David's brother is one of my favorite episodes.
Yeah that was cool, he was the perfect guy for that role...
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I've always known him as the kidnapper from Dumb and Dumber. A rough way to go, cutting your own throat.

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