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|06-05-2006, 10:33 AM||#1|
Childhood Star Kills himself
> LOS ANGELES, California (AP) --
> Jaleel White, who played 'nerdy
> neighbor Steve Urkel on "Family
> Matters" found dead Monday.
> He was 29 years old.
> White was pronounced dead on arrival after admission to an LA hospital
> early Monday morning. The death is being investigated as a suicide.
> Born Jaleel Ahmad White, he began his career at the age of three
> acting in television commercials, before landing guest spots on shows
> such as "The Jeffersons" and "Mr. Belvedere." It was in 1989 that
> White landed the role that would make him famous, playing wacky
> neighbor 'Steve Urkel' on the ABC program "Family Matters."
> Following the cancellation of "Family Matters" in 1997, friends claim
> White became obsessed with the character, and grew despondent, despite
> further successes as star and producer of the UPN sitcom "Grownups",
> and as a writer for NBA.com
> Neighbor and friend, Bradley Spencer alerted police after hearing what
> he described as "a loud bang" coming from White's Los Angeles
> Authorities state that upon entering the home they discovered a young
> African-American male with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound
> to the head. Also found was a note, which read simply "Did I do
> that?", a popular catchphrase from the show.
> "Jaleel was an uncommonly good man, an exceptional role model and a
> great comedic actor," said William Bickley, who created the series,
> and Thomas L. Miller, one of the executive producers, in a joint
> "We feel privileged to have known him and worked with him. He'll be
> missed and remembered every day by his many, many friends," they said.
> Actress Kellie Williams -- Laura Winslow on the series -- described
> White as a consummate professional actor. "Everyone adored him," she
> "We have all lost a dear, dear brother," said Reginald VelJohnson, who
> played Carl Winslow.
> White, an only child, is survived by "cousins, aunts, uncles, and
> wonderful friends," Bickley said
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|06-05-2006, 10:57 AM||#12|
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|06-05-2006, 11:24 AM||#13|
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I asked my co-worker if she remembered Steve Urkel, she laughed and said yes he was funny. I told her he was dead and she made the saddest face and said "Reallyyyy? Awwwww." lol
|06-05-2006, 11:26 AM||#17|
the necessary villain
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