Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Chris Penn 1/25/06

Actor Chris Penn was found dead in his condo yesterday afternoon. While I'm not a big fan of the Penn brothers I can easily say that Chris was my favorite one. Much better than his "look at me" attention whoring brother.

Chris Penn was one of those actors that appear in all kinds of movies and you'd see him and say hey look its Chris Penn. The last thing I heard him in was the latest Grand Theft Auto where he voiced a crooked cop. I did learn today that singer Michael Penn is actually his brother. Well Rest in Peace Chris.

Goodbye Chris Penn
Character roles knew you pretty well
You played the Reservoir nice guy
Your bio sure would tell
You crawled out of nowhere
With minor roles in your hand
Never being able
To get out of your brother shadow again

And it seemed to me that you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never know when to turn
Down the fat guy role again
And I would have liked to know you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your GTA voice work ever did.

Wow how's this for a slap in the face. On the Chicago Tribune site the death is listed as
He's had a career of his own and couldn’t even get top billing on his own obit.


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