Charles Rocket, 1949-2005
class=img_thumbleft>The body of former "Saturday Night Live" cast memberCharles Rocket
wasfound in a field
on October 7. The Connecticut state medical examiner has ruled his death a suicide. Rocket, who hosted Weekend Update from 1980-81, is best known for getting kicked off the show for saying"fuck"
during a live performance. His subsequent acting career included playing Bruce Willis' brother on"Moonlighting"
and Geena Davis' philandering fiance inEarth Girls are Easy
. Audiences who caught Sound Unseen's screenings ofTV Party
, will also recognize Rocket as the guy who played accordion and sang "Wild Thing" on the NYC cable access show.
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