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10 Fallen Stars and Their Toxicology Reports

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Chris Penn

Brother Sean Penn has said publicly in a TV interview that his brother died because of his weight.
Brother Sean Penn has said publicly in a TV interview that his brother died because of his weight.
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Date of Death: January 24, 2006

Age at Death: 40

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Profession: Actor

Toxicology Details: An autopsy performed by a Los Angeles County Medical Examiner revealed the primary cause of death was "nonspecific cardiomyopathy" (heart disease), with the prescription drug promethazine with codeine and an enlarged heart being possible contributing circumstances.

Notes: Chris Penn was an film and television actor known best for his roles in such films as Reservoir Dogs, Footloose and True Romance. Brother Sean Penn has said publicly in a TV interview that his brother died because of his weight.

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