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November 10, 2008 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | November 10, 2008 |


Reviewing Soul Men last Friday, I was reminded again the of the unfortunate passing of Bernie Mac, a comedian who got started late in life, thus depriving us all of an extra few years of his talents. As I was contemplating the loss of Mac, I got to thinking about a few more actors who were taken from us far too early, men cut down in their prime before we could fully appreciate their careers. Everyone knows about folks like James Dean and John Ritter, but there were a lot of actors who just weren’t quite able to gain that level of fame, so their passings weren’t appropriately marked. Today, we give them their due:

5. Thomas Ian Nicholas (1980 - 2004). Resume Highlights: American Pie, The Rules of Attraction. Cause of Death: Unknown.

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4. Jeremy London (1972 - 2004). Resume Highlights: Mallrats, “Party of Five,” “7th Heaven.” Cause of Death: Abandonment.

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3. Ethan Embry: (1978-2002). Resume Highlights: Can’t Hardly Wait, “Freakylinks” Cause of Death: Neglect.

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2. Kerr Smith: (1972 - 2005). Resume Highlights: “Dawson’s Creek,” “E-Ring.” Cause of Death: Indifference.

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1. Breckin Meyer: (1974 - 2005) Resume Highlights: Road Trip, “Inside Schwartz” Cause of Death: Underexposure.

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A Seriously Random List XIX / Dustin Rowles

Lists | November 10, 2008 | Comments ()




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