Charles Rocket, 1949-2005

class=img_thumbleft>The body of former "Saturday Night Live" cast member

Charles Rocket


found 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


during a live performance. His subsequent acting career included playing Bruce Willis' brother on


and Geena Davis' philandering fiance in

Earth Girls are Easy

. Audiences who caught Sound Unseen's screenings of

TV 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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